Soldiers, Boko Haram Engage In Gun Battle In kaduna

Soldiers, Boko Haram Engage In Gun Battle In kaduna

By Sheryl Sanni | Staff Reporter on June 8, 2015
File Photo: Nigerian soldiers

During the gun fight that ensued between members of the Nigerian Army and two men suspected to be Boko Haram suspects, one member of the military was reported to have died.

According to reports by Premium Times, the incident occurred at Ungwan Keke-B, Danbushiya in Chikun Local Government Area, Kaduna State on Monday, June 8, 2015. Witnesses who spoke on the basis of anonymity revealed that the two suspects had moved to the area three years ago where they lived in a rented apartment.

“We never knew that they are Boko Haram people. We just sighted a team of military personnel cordon the house, then gun shots filled the air at about 11:56 p.m. which led to their escape and the killing of one soldier after several hours of shooting.”

The names of the suspects couldn’t be ascertained but the witnesses said that the wives of the suspects were arrested by security agents after the gun fight which shattered their appartment.

“One of the suspect got married to his wife who is from Bauchi eight days ago and brought her to Kaduna. Two of the wives have been taken away by the soldiers,” the witnesses said.

The head of the village were the incident occurred, Suleiman Mohammed, while confirming the incident to journalists said that it started at about 1:00am when he started hearing gunshots.

“The team of security operatives later announced that the neighbours should all come out of their houses and ordered them to leave the area,” he said.

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