21st February, 2011
Police authorities in Nigeria’s north eastern state of Borno said today thatÂ they’ve killed six members of the radical Muslim sect, Boko Haram,Â after a man led them to their hideout, according to a report by AP.
The Borno State police chief said Monday that police were taken to a house believed to be a Boko Haram hideout in the capitalÂ city of Maiduguri.
Mohammed Abubakar said police killed six occupants of the house after an exchange of fire Sunday. He said arms, video cameras and a motorcycle were found in the house.
He said the man who took police there had confessed to being a Boko Haram member and to supplying arms from neighboring Chad and Cameroon.
Police accuse Boko Haram of a rash of motorcycle-mounted attacks that have left dozens dead since July. The sect also claimed responsibility for the killing of the governorship candidate of the ruling All Nigeria People’s Party and five others early this month.