11 Boko Haram members held in Nigeria
16 September 2013, 09:55
Yola - A Nigerian security official says at least 11 members
of the main Islamic sect in the country's northeast have been arrested in the
town of Michika in Adamawara state.
Lieutenant Colonel Beyidi Martins, commanding officer of the
special commands battalion, said on Sunday that six of the suspects were
brought to Maiduguri and five were brought to Mubi. He said two died in Mubi
from injuries after being beaten by the Civilian Joint Task Force that helped
The Civilian-JTF is a vigilante group formed by residents to
combat the Boko Haram network.
The co-operation between the military and vigilante group
comes a day after police say members of Civilian-JTF beat and killed a
policeman in Maiduguri after one of their members was shot by police.