Boko Haram terrorist leader, Abubakar Shekau has been reportedly “wounded in the shoulder” while at least three other commanders were killed.
In a statement released early on Tuesday, the Nigerian Army said an interdiction air raid was carried out by the Nigerian Air Force jets on Friday, August 19, 2016 in Taye Village, Gombale general area in Sambisa forest. The raid occurred Boko Haram terrorists were carrying out their friday rituals.
The news of the “injury in the shoulder” for Shekau and the death of many of his commanders will come as a relief to the country’s military hierarchy which has come under scathing criticism for its inability to rescue the abducted Chibok schoolgirls two years after their abduction.
According to a statement released in Abuja by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman,the Boko Haram terrorists commanders confirmed dead include: Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, amongst others.
Usman said: “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 wounded.
“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 wounded on his shoulders. Several other terrorists were wounded.”