A top Boko Haram Commander identified as Mohammed Chad, who has been on the wanted list of the Joint Task Force (JTF) has been killed in a shootout with JTF and men of the SSS at Ruwan Zafi of Maiduguri Metropolis in Borno.
Speaking in Maiduguri, JTF Spokesman Leuitenant Colonel Sagir Musa last night said, a special operation was conducted at Ruwan – Zafi area of Maiduguri metropolis by troops of the JTF Operation RESTORE ORDER and operatives of the department of State Security Service (SSS) at about 3:00 am on Friday 26 April, 2013 which “led to the death of a notorious Boko Haram terrorist a.k.a Mohammed Chad, an indigene of Marte, Borno State that has been on the wanted list of the JTF”.
Musa stated that the suspect is believed to be the successor to Ba,ana Assalafi a key Boko Haram Commander that lost his life during a shoot out with security agencies in Sokoto on 13 March 2013.
He also said intelligence indicated that Chad was involved in the planning/execution of many terror attacks in and outside Borno State. He was said to have masterminded the attack on Sanda Kyarimi Secondary Schools located at Ruwan Zafi, where a teacher was killed and injured 3 female students on 18 March 13.