Soldiers Kill Boko Haram Kingpin, Brother In Shoot-Out

soldiers_cordnNigeria’s security forces have killed a suspected Boko Haram kingpin and his brother in an early morning raid on their hide-out in Kaduna State.

Reports say soldiers traced the house of the suspect, identified as Usman, who had escaped from Borno, in Kinkinua GRA, Ungwan Mu’azu area of Kaduna metropolis.

Residents say the security operatives, comprising plain cloth personnel and armed soldiers, broke through the wall to gain access into the house, got his family out, and engaged him in a gun battle that reportedly lasted for about three hours before he was killed while trying to escape.

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The district head of Ungwan Muazu and Cikasauron Zazzau, Alhaji Ahmed Aliyu Idris, after visiting the scene, asked landlords and residents to be security-conscious and always try to ascertain the identities of tenants in their houses.

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