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JTF Defuses Car Bomb In Kano…As Boko Haram Kills 7 In Separate Attacks

Listen to article can report that the based Joint Military Taskforce (JTF), on Monday afternoon, defused a high calibre Improvised Explosive Device (IED) clued-up in an abandoned automobile.   According to the JTF spokesman, Lt. Ikediche Iweha, the vehicle with the undetonated bomb was discovered along the eastern by-pass, near a military check point in Kano.   

While explaining that the affected area was cordoned off by security operatives, Lt. Iweha further revealed that the isometrics carried out by bomb experts became successful, since 'there were no casualties while the process lasted'.  

He therefore warned members of the public to be vigilant and report suspected objects and suspicious movement in their areas to relevant authorities for prompt action.   Meanwhile, suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have shot dead a seven-year-old girl in a botched attempt to kill her father, a police sergeant, in Potiskum, Yobe State.  

Security sources disclosed to that the incident happened some hours after the sect members killed three persons in separate raids.  

According to the Yobe State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Toyin Gbadegesin, "The suspected sect members fired shots at him where he sat with his family. He was able to dodge the bullets and scaled over the fence, but unfortunately, the gunmen shot dead his seven-year-old-daughter while another of his 12-year-old daughter and 10-year-old-son injured in the attack.  

He added that the wounded children of the police sergeant have been taken to an intensive care unit in an undisclosed hospital in the state. also learnt that there was another attack by Boko Haram insurgents in Dikwa in the early hours of Monday, where policeman, civilian and local politician were allegedly killed.  

The Borno State spokesman of the Military Joint Task Force, Lieutenant Colonel Sagir Musa hinted that the attackers had targeted a police station, a bank and a hotel but were resisted by army troops stationed in the area. He revealed that "Three Boko Haram terrorists were killed and many escaped with bullet wounds during the encounter."