- Boko Haram has killed 78-year-old vigilante, Baba Mustapha, in Sambisa forest
- The incident occured after a Boko Haram vehicle rammed into the troops
A vigilante, identified as Baba Mustapha, 78, was killed by a Boko Haram vehicle which rammed into troops in Sambisa forest, Borno state on Monday, January 8.
This was revealed in a series of tweets by Ahmad Salkida, a journalist with vast knowledge of Boko Haram terrorists.
Mustapha who was a retired hunter and farmer was buried at 9am on Tuesday, January 9, in Gwange cemetery in Maiduguri.
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Read tweets below:
In a previous report by Legit.ng, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres congratulated the federal government on conducting trials of Boko Haram suspects, and urged it to ensure due process and transparency by granting access to human rights observers.
Guterres, who stated this in the report of the Secretary-General on the activities of the UN Office for West Africa and the Sahel, also welcomed the establishment by Nigeria of a judicial commission to uphold compliance by its armed forces with national laws and international human rights standards.
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He commended the efforts of the countries participating in the Multinational Joint Task Force, saying they have reduced the operational capacities and geographical reach of Boko Haram.
Nigerian Air Force operations against Boko Haram on Legit.ng TV.