PTI | 05:07 PM,Jul 28,2012
From Paul Ohia
Abuja, Jul 28 (PTI) Two suspected members of the Islamic
sect Boko Haram were killed and 26 others arrested by the
Nigerian military in the northern Maiduguri city for their
alleged involvement in the killing of two Indians.
Lt Col Sagir Musa, spokesman of the Joint Task Force in
the city, said that those killed and arrested in a special
operation on Thursday and yesterday were suspected of being
responsible for the killings and injury as well as other
attacks within the vicinity.
Two Indians — Shanker Saha, 35, and Bokul Chander
Mondal, 35 — were knifed and stabbed to death on Wednesday
when they were attacked in a Gum Arabic factory in the city.
Another Indian, Biresh Yadav, 43, was injured in the attack.
The victims hailed from West Bengal and were working with
M/s Adebar Trades and Industries Ltd in Maiduguri, Borno
The injured Indian is undergoing treatment at the
University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital (UMTH) following
cuts in his neck.
“Following intelligence report available to the military,
special operation was conducted on Thursday and Friday which
led to the arrest of 26 terrorists and the killings of two
suspected members of Boko Haram at Biafra Bula-bulin, Kasuwan
Shanu and GRA in Maiduguri metropolis,” Lt Col Musa said.
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