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Boko Haram: JTF kills group leader during a gun battle in Damaturu


The boko haram hideouts in Damaturu, Yobe state have been invaded in recent times. The latest is the killing of the Commander of the boko haram group in Yobe state by the JTF. The JTF identified him as Bakaka, a close associate of Abubakar Shekau. He was killed during a gun battle after JTF invaded the area.

The JTF has said that guns, IED's along with other ammunitions were recovered after the battle.




“About thirty (30) suspected Boko Haram Terrorists were killed in the battle which lasted several hours. In the battle, the notorious, one-eyed Bakaka, the field commander of Boko Haram in Damaturu and a close associate of Abubakar Shekau was killed. Ten (10) others arrested during the battle are presently assisting investigators to track other senior members of the terrorist group.

“Six (6) rifles, ninety (90) rounds of ammunition, several handsets and sim packs were recovered. Other items recovered include; knives, bows and arrows, diggers, knives and two (2) keke napep tricycles. Also, three (3) cans of IEDs recovered were detonated.

“JTF wishes to appreciate the support so far received from the peace-loving and law abiding people of Yobe State urging them to volunteer more information that will lead to arrest of other suspected terrorists. JTF further requests that people should remain calm and go about their lawful activities as efforts are geared towards ensuring the safety of lives and property….” The JTF said in a statement by spokesman Lieutenant Eli Lazarus.

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