Following a shootout between security operatives and boko haram, a suspected member of the Boko Haram, was on Sunday killed in the Kinkino area of Kaduna South Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Security operatives had stormed the residence of the suspect,
where they engaged him in a gun battle as he attempted to escape
Residents of the area, who spoke to our correspondent, said the
security operatives comprising plain cloth personnel and soldiers,
arrived in the area popularly known as line Sariki, around 2am.
The commander of the team ordered the entire occupants of the
area to come out for identification.
Sensing danger, it was learnt that the suspects, who were said to
be two in number, opened fire on the security personnel, who
The gun exchange was said to have lasted for a few hours, causing
panic among the residents of the area.
A source, who will not want his name in print, said security
personnel acted on an information that a building in the are
housed a top Boko Haram member, who fled Maiduguri to settle in
It was also gathered that the team of security operatives that
stormed the area had been on the trail of the suspected Boko
Haram member and were provided with support by troops on the
“But unknown to them that security men have surrounded the
house, he tried to escape but was shot,” a source said.
As of the time of filing this report, the police had yet to officially
confirm the shootout and the killing of the terror suspect.
A resident of the area, Mohammed Bawa, expressed shock over the
killing of the sect member in the area.
Bawa stated that the residents later confirmed that a Boko Haram
member was killed while another was arrested and whisked to an