The Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) assisting the Nigerian military in their fight against terrorism in the North West have captured one Boko Haram terrorist.
The jihadist was captured while looting a farm along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road. Three other men were killed on sight after they engaged in a gun duel with the CJTF.
A source close to the CJTF said the terrorists attacked the farm on Thursday at about 3:30pm near Daiwa.
The source said: “The terrorists shot the farmers, killing two while injuring one person. However, a team led by one Saminu Audu, Commander of Intelligence of the CJTF, intercepted some of the terrorists at Lamboa, between Minok-Janaka along the Damaturu-Maiduguri road.
“After a fierce confrontation, three of the terrorists were killed while one was captured alive.
“The terrorists are remnants of Boko Haram terrorists of the Abubakar Shekau faction that refused to pay allegiance to ISWAP. They depend on robbery and kidnapping of commuters for survival.”