By Kingsley Nwezeh in Abuja
Troops of the Nigerian Army at the weekend decimated two commanders of terrorist group, Boko Haram, in Borno State.
The terrorists, Abu Rajal and Tuja Sa’inna, were killed following a joint operation by 25 Task Force Brigade, Chibok and 28 Task Force Brigade, Damboa.
The brigades had embarked on a clearance operation from Gumsuri to Gambori communities in the state.
The raid successfully cleared and liberated other villages, according to a statement by the army.
“Gallant troops neutralise high profile Boko Haram terrorist commanders. Recall that troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Chibok and 28 Task Force Brigade Damboa, embarked on Joint clearance operations from Gumsuri to Gambori in Borno State, on 9 November 2018, where they successfully cleared and liberated some villages.
“Reports just reaching Headquarters Nigerian Army, has confirmed that two high profile BHT commanders named Abu Rajal and Tuja Sa’inna Banki were killed during the clearance operations.
“The The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Yusuf Buratai has commended the gallant troops and urged them to carry out further incursions and clearance operations to ensure that the remnants of the BHT are completely wiped out”, the army said in its twitter handle