The Nigerian Army yesterday said it has killed three key commanders of the extremist Boko Haram namely Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman.
The leader of the terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, was also inflicted with “fatal injury” during the operation in a major air strike in the Sambisa Forest.
The spokesperson for the Army, Sani Usman said the bombardment was carried out on Friday while Mr. Shekau, who the Nigerian military had ‘killed’ several times was leading his group in performing the Friday prayers at a secret location called Tayye in the heart of the vast forest.
Usman’s statement read: “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 air interdiction took place last week Friday, August 19, 2016, while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village,
“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.”