Ahead of Buhari Rally, Civilian JTF Catch Explosives Loaded Vehicles in Maiduguri

Update, 17/2/2015- army claims vehicles, shot 5 Civilian-JTF dead

According to twitter user A.S Aruwa, two cars loaded with arms, ammunition and explosives were intercepted along airport road in Maiduguri, Borno state this morning. APC Presidential campaign is billed to hold in the state today. Angry youths set one of the cars ablaze.

NewsRescue-The civilian joint task enforcers who apprehended the trucks were shot at before hundreds of other civilian volunteers rounded off the vehicles. Three members of the CJTF are recovering at the hospital.

The drivers of the vehicles were described as wearing army uniforms.

Updates: % youth were shot dead in the incident.

According to the Punch, the army claimed they chartered the private trucks to ferry military ammunition because ‘the military trucks were faulty.”

See pictures of the vehicles and the one burned; from NairaLand

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