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Yobe State Task Force Smashes Suspected Boko Haram Group In Fune

By Ibrahim-Gwamna Mshelizza
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The Yobe state Command of the Joint Task Force (JTF) smashed a group of Boko Haram in Fune, recovering 2 vehicles, arms and ammunitions including other items.

This was disclosed by the JTF spokesman, Lt. Lazarus Eli, in Damaturu while addressing newsmen.

According to him, the terrorists attacked a JTF checkpoint in Fune and made away with a police vehicle conveying some items to Borno state.

The JTF pursued the terrorists and engaged them in a gum battle and they were over-powered. We recovered the stolen vehicle as well as similar one used by the group.

Items recovered from the terrorists include AK47 riffle, three Rocket Propelled Gun bombs, three RPG chargers, one riot gun and 485 rounds of ammunitions, said the spokesman.

Others are 42 police jacket, 44 police helmets, six AK 47 rifles,

magazines, 80 fragmentation blades and illicit drugs

One of the suspects according to the spokesman of the JTF fled with gun wounds, and appealed to the public to report anyone found with gun wounds to security operatives.

In another development, the people of Damaturu in particular and Yobe state in general has appealed to the Federal government to life the suspension of telephone services to enable them provide useful information to security operatives.

Residents claimed that the attack on a college two weeks ago would have been averted, if there was telephone service.

Suspicious movement on that fateful day was noticed by the people before the commencement of the curfew, but could not communicate to security operatives due to lack of telephone service.