From Naijaloft Nigerian security forces captured and killed the leader the radical Islamic sect known as Boko Haram responsible for days of clashes which have killed more than 300 peoplce. He was captured in the northern state of borno

Mohammed Yusuf the groups leader was detained at the Giwa barracks in Borno state.

He was arrested earlier in the day, after reportedly being found hiding in a goat pen at his parents-in-law’s house.

Mohammed Yusuf’s body is currently on display at the state police command headquarters
His bullet-riddled body was shown on state television.

Nigerian security forces had stormed Boko haram’s stronghold on Wednesday night, killing many of the militants and forcing others to flee.

The violence began on Sunday night in Bauchi state, before spreading to other towns and cities in the northeast. It is estimated that between 300 t0 600 people have been killed in the violence.