JTF Kill Top Boko Haram commander in Borno State

Lt. Colonel Sagir Musa
Lt. Colonel Sagir Musa

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.


  1. i we never say kudos 2 nigeria securities bcos they are found of leaving there place of assignment to cheat on innocent souls what is JTF send 2 maiduguri doing in tiv villages in benue and birom villages in plateau iam disapointed in them they ar adding salt 2 our injury GOD IS WATCHING U.

    • How many top commanders do Bokoharam have? Everyday JTF kill their top commander yet Boko haram still wax stronger than ever. Nigerian security outfit is a joke, incapable of containing this insurgency. They should learn from the west especially america inorder to effectively stop these maggots called bokoharam.

  2. Some people are just making comments on what they don’t understand. Do you know that Boko Haram has been planning this since Murtala’s time? They have commanders of 10, 20 30… 100, 1000… What FG should do to fiight boko haram and conqure them is to surender the states towns and villages where they leave and conduct jungle search with shoot aside order. I tell you Boko Haram will be a history.