A member of the Civilian JTF who spoke on the incident said
“Our elders sighted them in our community roaming around, so our they called them and tried to know their identities because their faces were strange to us.
Instead, they started running, and we pursued them, shot and killed them.
There were IEDs wrapped on their bodies that did not yet explode.
We thank Allah for saving us from the evil men that had wanted to wreak havoc on residents of Maiduguri. It could have been deadly if they hit their target”