The Nigerian military has recorded a major breakthrough as it forges ahead to further decimate Boko Haram activities in the northeast. Army spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman, in the early hours of Tuesday announced that top Boko Haram Commanders have been killed during an air raid by Nigerian Air Force fighter jet.
Describing the raid as unprecedented, Usman also said that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, was fatally wounded during the raid.
“In what one could describe as the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid, we have just confirmed that as a result of the interdiction efforts of the Nigerian Air Force, some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists have been killed while others were fatally wounded.
“The air interdiction took place last week Friday 19th August 2016, while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within Sambisa forest, Borno State.
“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, several other terrorists were also wounded,“ Usman’s statement read.