The Nigeria military may have scored a big point in its fight against the Boko Haram insurgents; the assertion was made by the Nigerian Army in a statement signed by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
“In what one could describe as the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid, we have just confirmed that as a result of the interdiction efforts of the Nigerian Air Force, some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists have been killed while others were fatally wounded,” the statement reads.
According to the Army; “The air interdiction took place last week Friday 19th August 2016, while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within Sambisa forest, Borno State.”
“Those Boko Haram terrorists commanders confirmed dead include Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, amongst others. While their leader, so called “Abubakar Shekau”, is believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders. Several other terrorists were also wounded,” the statement reads.
However, this is not the first time the Nigerian army will claim either having wounded or kill Shekau the Boko Haram leader.