Suspected killer of Gen Shuwa shot dead, says JTF-The Nation



By Joseph Abiodun

Joint Task Force (JTF) , Operation Restore Order, said yesterday it had killed man suspected to have shot dead Major Gen. Shuwa, 79, a civil war hero, was month shot dead in his home in Maiduguri.

task force, in , said: “In a sustained follow up operations this afternoon (yesterday) combined troops of JTF Operation Restore Order, 333 Air Defence Regiment, the of Security, supported by Armoured Personnel Carriers with helicopters, conducted a major offensive operation against the insurgent terrorists at Nganaram, Bulabulin and Bayan Quarters areas of Maiduguri metropolis.

“During offensive and in counter attack, a major commander of Boko Haram terrorist sect, commanding the Northeest and the Northeast of Maiduguri by name Ibn Saleh Ibrahim, with some of his commanders and foot soldiers were killed by our operating troops.”

The JTF said the clampdown was ongoing, revealing that Ibrahim was confirmed to be responsible for the assassination of the late Gen. Shuwa (rtd).

It added that Ibrahim acted on the of sect leader, Abubakar Shekau, that the civil war hero must be eliminated.

Lt. Col. Sagir Musa said the recovered several weapons, including ammunition and improvised explosive devices, during the operation.

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