‘Civilian JTF’ Arrests 2 Women With Assault Weapons, In Maiduguri

A youth vigilance group, popularly called “the Civilian JTF’’, said it apprehended two women attempting to smuggle assault weapons into the Monday market in Maiduguri on Sunday.

jtfEyewitnesses told newsmen that the women, who concealed the weapons in their dresses, were nabbed at the Bulabulin entrance gate of the market.

One of the witnesses, Malam Modu Bulama, a trader, said that they were in the market when they heard noise from the gate.

“We rushed to scene, but on getting there, we saw two women in veil with assault weapons,’’ he said.

Bulama said that each of the women concealed an AK 47 rifle, a pistol and some items believed to be Improvise Explosive Devise (IED) in their veil.

A member of the vigilante, Malam Usman Ibrahim, corroborated Bulama’s claim, adding: “we were on a routine checking at the gate when these women came with heavy veil.

“At first we did not bother to look at them, but we realised that one of them was shivering, we said something must be wrong,’’ Ibrahim said.

He said that when they were searched, “we found that each of them concealed an AK 47 rifle, a pistol and IED in their veil.

“We were surprised at the discovery, so we took them to officials of the Joint Task Force (JTF) on Operation Restore Order (ORO) for investigations,” Ibrahim said.

The JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, could not be contacted for comment, but a senior military officer, who spoke on condition anonymity, confirmed the story.

The official said the JTF was already investigating the case.


  1. d veil being used by this people is never a symbol of holiness,even if not used to conceal weapon,But most of ‘these people’ who used them are SMART HYPOCRITES to perpetrate their evil in the name of religion.dey continue to use ijab to deceiveive themselves and people but can never deceive God.U CAN COVER UR ADULTERY,FORNICATION,MURDER,VIOLENCE,HATRED,AND ALL CRIMINALITY FROM MEN BUT NOT GOD.

  2. Dnt b too stupid@kunle, watch ur words, dnt b a senseles human being, how cn u tel me dat God wil listen all ur prostitute christian ladies who opens up their bdy on d street, they r all bastard! Take note dat we muslims r pure with God fear enough to cover our bdy wit hijab so as to obey d word of God. If u r a true christian who read bible and has d knldge of it u could hv ordered ur sIstr to cover her bdy, so those women might nt even b muslims, they could b christains, hw many times christains women were cought wit hijab in north tryng to do evil act wit it jst to spoil d name of islam.


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