- Two deputies of Abubakar Shekau have been killed in successful military operations at Alafa in Borno state
- Army spokesman, Brig-Gen Sani Usman describes Shekau’s latest video in which he taunted the army as an act of desperation
- Usman states that Shekau is scared and rattled by the 40-day ultimatum issued by the chief of army staff to operation Lafiya Dole to fish him out
Two Boko Haram commanders and deputies to Abubakar Shekau, a factional leader of the terrorist’s group, were killed in successful military operations at Alafa in Borno state on Sallah day, September 1.
READ ALSO: Court refuses to order Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB not to disrupt Anambra election
Army spokesman, Brig-Gen Sani Usman, in a statement, said that Shekau deputies that were killed in the onslaught included Afdu Kawuri and Abubakar Banishek, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
“This is in addition to Ba’Abba Ibrahim and two other Boko Haram commanders that died after sustaining injuries during their last ambush at Magumeri Local Government Area of Borno,” he added.
Five other key leaders of the group and close associates of Shekau were neutralised in a joint bombardment in August.
Usman described Shekau’s latest video in which he taunted the army as an act of desperation and lies by remnants of the insurgents to instil unnecessary fear in law abiding citizens.
PAY ATTENTION: Install our latest app for Android, read best news on Nigeria’s #1 news app
In the video, the group denied the killing of its five key commanders and claimed it had wonderful Sallah celebration in the Sambisa forest.
“We wish to challenge the so-called terrorist leader to produce the five key commanders earlier killed or the video of those Ameers he claimed not dead and are still with him.
“It is also instructive to note that Shekau is scared and rattled by the 40-day ultimatum issued by the Chief of Army Staff to Operation LAFIYA DOLE to fish him out,’’ Usman said.
Legit.ng had reported that the Nigerian army in one of its operation against Boko Haram terrorists attacked some of its top commanders leading to the death of five of them.
In a statement released by Sani Usman who is the spokesperson of the Nigerian Army, he confirmed that the army and the Nigerian Airforce carried out a bombardment operation that killed a large number of the terrorists.
He identified top five commanders of the terrorist group who were killed in the attack.
Watch a Legit.ng TV video below of the air force giving update on its operation against Boko Haram: