The Nigerian Military says it has killed a large number of Boko Haram terrorists including some of the group’s top leaders in combined operations of the Army and Air Force.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, in a statement on Thursday, said the terrorists were neutralised following heavy artillery bombardments and air interdictions on registered targets.
According to Brigadier General Usman, the attacks were carried out based on received information about the location of some suspected top Boko Haram terrorist leaders.
“The Nigerian Army artillery using Multi-Barrel Rocket Launchers has lobbed many rockets over the suspected location the terrorists’ leaders are hiding.
“Video clips obtained on battle damage assessment show clear success of the exercise. More details of successes achieved will be made available as the operation continues,” the Army spokesman said.
“The key Boko Haram terrorist ameers neutralised within the week during the joint artillery and Nigerian Air Force air bombardments include; Abu Dujana, Man Tahiru (Deputy to Boko Haram terrorist group Hisba leader), Man Chari, Malam Abdullahi (left), Abu Sa’ad (right) and Goni Bamanga.”
Brigadier General Usman said the military would continue with the concerted onslaught on the reported terrorists’ location until they have been eliminated.