Three members of the Jama’atul Ahlis Sunna Laddah wati wal-Jihad, better known as Boko Haram were killed on Monday in Kano. Reports coming from Kano say the spokesman of the Boko Haram sect, Abu Qaqa might have been killed in the gun duel with men of the Joint Task Force (JTF) that claimed the lives of the terrorists . A suspected hideout of some members of the terrorist group in the Hotoro area of Kano was stormed by JTF men late on Sunday after which a shootout ensued and lasted till the early hours of Monday.
While briefing journalists, spokesman for the JTF, Lt. Col Ikedichi Iweha said “during the early morning operation, one member of the terrorist group was killed and two other members were arrested. I have been hearing different names, I cannot confirm to you the identity of the suspects arrested yet, because I don’t have the nominal role of the terrorist group.”
Though there are speculations that Abu Qaqa was one of those killed, there has been no official confirmation. The identities of those arrested are also being kept secret. Security agents had once claimed to have captured him earlier in the year only for him to refute the claims when he contacted journalists. At a time, he was also rumoured to have been executed on the orders of the leader of the group, Malam Shekau.