- The war against insurgency received a massive boost following the death of a top Boko Haram commander
- Abu Imrana, a commander of the insurgents, was killed in a gun battle in Borno state
- The deceased was reported to have coordinated the recent Boko Haram attacks in the northern state
A report by The Cable indicates that a top commander of the Boko Haram insurgents was neutralized in Borno state.
The insurgent commander named Abu Imrana was said to have been killed in a gun battle with soldiers in Marte area of the state.
A security source who disclosed this to the online publication on Monday, June 15, said Imrana was responsible for coordinating the recent attacks in Monguno, Gubio and Nganzai.
Although Legit.ng could not verify the time of death, the source also claimed the late insurgent commander formerly belonged to the faction of Abubakar Shekau but moved to ISWAP.
He was also said to have participated in major operations around the Lake Chad region and led attacks against military formation at Garunda and Metele.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Nigerian military confirmed the killing of a top Boko Haram commander, Abu Usamah, during a joint special clearance operation at Gorgi in Damboa LGA of Borno state.
Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, the acting director defence media operations in a statement on Monday, March 30, said over 100 Boko Haram insurgents were neutralized while scores of them escaped with gunshot wounds.
The military spokesperson said the Boko Haram commander died following gunshot wounds he sustained in the firefight that ensued during the encounter before his foot soldiers hurriedly evacuated him and withdrew.
Meanwhile, a village in Borno state was under attack from Boko Haram insurgents. According to Sahara Reporters, the terrorists attacked Goni Sulemanti which is under Nganzai local government area in the northeast state.
The reports quoted residents as saying security agencies have been notified of the incident but the terrorist were having a free hand at that moment.
Similarly, scores of villagers numbering over 70 were killed by men suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents on Tuesday afternoon, June 9, during a fresh attack in Borno state.
The attack, which was carried out in Faduma Koloram village in Gubio local government area of Borno, was said to have been unleashed on helpless locals around 12pm.
Credible sources told multiple media that the attackers also killed over 300 cows and rustled nearly 1000.
Legit.ng gathers that before attacking the Koloram village, the Boko Haram members had earlier unleashed terror on the residents of Malam Karamti village and Daban Shatta.
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