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

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By Joseph Abiodun

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

The task force, in statement, said: “In a sustained follow up operations this afternoon (yesterday) the combined troops of the JTF Operation Restore Order, 333 Air Defence Regiment, the Department of State 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 the offensive and in the counter attack, a major commander of the 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 orders of sect leader, Abubakar Shekau, that the civil war hero must be eliminated.

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

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