By Senator Iroegbu
The Nigerian military says it has killed several Boko Haram commanders with a man believed to be the eccentric leader of the terror group, “Abubakar Shekau”, said to be fatally wounded.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the feat was achieved through what he described as the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
“We have just confirmed that as a result of the interdiction efforts of the NAF, some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists have been killed while others were fatally wounded,” he stated.
Usman said that the air interdiction took place last week Friday, August 19, 2016, while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within Sambisa forest, Borno State.
According to him, “Those Boko Haram terrorists’ commanders confirmed dead include Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, amongst others, while their leader, so called ‘Abubakar Shekau’, is believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders”.
The Army spokesman said that several other terrorists were also wounded.