Troops kill 3 Boko haram commanders, 72 fighters

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed three high ranking commanders of Abubakar Shekau faction of the Boko haram group during a counter attack against the terrorists on 26 May 2020.

Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche disclosed this on Wednesday in a statement.

He said the counter attack was launched by the troops after a failed attack by the terrorists on troops’ location at Banki Junction and Response Area at Firgi within the 7 Division Strike Group.

According to him, the Boko haram/ISWAP commanders that were killed include Manzar Halid, Amir Abu Fatima and Nicap.

He said some other fighters of the terrorists group and commanders, which he identified as Abu Jamratu AL-Naweer, Kaka Bana and Tareta Babakari, sustained various degree of injuries “with narrow chances of survival” during the attack.

” Equally, a large number of their equipment including gun trucks, motorcycles and bicycles were destroyed by troops in collaboration with the Air Task Force during BHT/ISWAP fighters withdrawal which was in disarray,” Enenche said.

” Furthermore, credible information indicate that the BHT/ISWAP camp is  in chaos and presently unable to conduct any offensive due to heavy losses. Additionally, the blockade of their spy routes, networks, crossing points and logistics supplies had further crippled the terrorists and limited their freedom of  movement and action to the advantage of own troops.”

He said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai has congratulated the troops for their resilience, courage and dedication to ending the North East security challenge.

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