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Seven Boko Haram/ISWAP key commanders killed in Lake Chad region- Army

BY INUSA NDAHI, MAIDUGURI

The Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and the Nigerian Armed Forces are in celebration mood today, Friday and have been basking in the successes of their combined efforts of artillery and air bombardments of suspected hideouts of Boko Haram/ISWAP at the Tumbus of Lake Chad region that neutralized many terrorists, including key commanders.

It was however a season for mourning and a monumental set back to the erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters hibernating at the triangular area.

This was contained in a press statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa.

He said “Reliable information coming out from the inner circles of the demented and criminal group’s enclave escaping to Sudan and Central African Republic,  indicates that at least not fewer than 7 of their key commanders have been wasted by the superior forces of the MNJTF.

“The neutralized commanders are said to be Abba Mainok, Bukar Dunokaube, Abu kololo, Abor Kime (said to be of Arab origin – likely their ISIS trainer), Mann Chari, Dawoud Abdoulaye (from Mali) and Abu Hamza.

“All these were said to be commanders of various Tumbus controlling fighters before they were decisively dealt with and sent to the pit of hell by the military bombardment.

“Although these names may be not be real and may likely nicknames alias, nonetheless, it is an unprecedented feat to our quest of clearing the remnants of these criminals in the area.

“Consequently, efforts are  ongoing to get more information on their true identities.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai had through the Theatre Commander Multinational Joint Task Force and the Commander, Operation  LAFIYA DOLE commended the troops for this great efforts and enjoined them to do more,” Sagir said.

 

 

 

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