- Mallam Bakura, a top ISWAP leader has been killed along with his aides following an attack by the military on one of the isolated islands within MNJTF area of operations
- The attack was carried out by the MNJTF working closely with the Air Task Force (Nigeria), Nigerian Air Force as well as Artillery Fire Units of Sectors 3 (Nigeria) and Sector 4 (Niger)
- Colonel Timothy Antigha, the spokesperson of the MNJTF, disclosed that an assessment of the makeshift abode of the terrorist leader indicated that he was killed in the attack
Mallam Bakura, a top ISWAP leader has been killed in an attack carried out by the military on one of the isolated islands within MNJTF area of operations.
The attack was carried out by the MNJTF working closely with the Air Task Force (Nigeria), Nigerian Air Force as well as Artillery Fire Units of Sectors 3 (Nigeria) and Sector 4 (Niger), PR Nigeria reports.
Colonel Timothy Antigha, the spokesperson for the MNJTF, disclosed in a statement that an assessment of the makeshift abode and headquarters of the terrorist leader indicated that Mallam Bakura and his aides were killed in the attack.
The spokesperson reiterated the determination of the MNJTF to track and hunt down the leadership of terrorist groups within the Lake Chad Basin.
Meanwhile, a lawmaker representing Katsina Central at the Senate, Kabir Abdullahi Barkiya, has faulted claims which said that the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents' sole aim was to Islamise Nigeria.
Vanguard reports that the lawmaker said that apart from the military action already being waged by the Nigerian Army at the war front, fervent prayers and fasting can also bring to an end the decades of Boko Haram’s terror in Nigeria.
Legit.ng gathered that the senator said that the role of prayers and fasting in overcoming challenges bedeviling the country cannot be ignored.
Senator Barkiya insisted that the Boko Haram terrorists are not Muslims even as the group hides under the name of Islam to commit nefarious activities.
In another news report, troops of the Super Camp 9 in Dikwa area of Borno state have called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lt.-Gen.
Tukur Buratai, to intervene in the alleged misapplication of their allowances by their Commanding Officer (CO).
The Nation reports that they alleged in their petition that the CO diverted their cigarette allowance to personal use without paying them fully since January.
Legit.ng gathered that the soldiers drafted from the Nigerian Army’s 81 Division Taskforce Battalion to serve in the Super Camp, stated that a signal from the Nigerian Army had notified them of the introduction of N200 monthly cigarette allowance as part of their upkeep.
The aggrieved soldiers alleged that instead of N24,000 welfare, including N12,000 given them by the Chief of Army Staff, the CO only paid them N12,000.
According to the newspaper, when contacted, the Army operations media coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, said there were laid down channels for such grievances to be reported.
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