The situation between members of the Joint Task Force (JTF) and the dreaded Boko Haram sect is fast becoming like the story of the hunter that has become the haunted. On Tuesday, members of the JTF survived another fresh bomb explosion which was planted along the major road linking Gwange/London Ciki wards of Maiduguri metropolis.
According to the Vanguard, the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which was planted by suspected terrorists group exploded at about 8am, a few metres away from the JTF vehicle which was in a patrol operation, a situation that led to the shattering and damaging of the windscreens, as well as the body of the vehicle. However, there was no casualty from the occupants.
Immediately after the blast, there was an exchange of gunshot around the area which lasted for twenty minutes, before the JTF cordoned off the area to prevent further attacks.
Confirming the incident to Journalists, the JTF Spokesman, Leuitenant Colonel Sagir Musa said, at about 8:35 am on Wednesday, there was a failed IED attack on a JTF patrol vehicle along Gwange/Costain area of Maiduguri metropolis. He said, an IED remote control bomb targeted at JTF vehicle (s) was planted and buried on the road by suspected Boko Haram Terrorists.