Sunday, 14 February 2021

Two Top Wanted Commanders Of Boko Haram Killed By Troops In Borno

Two top Boko Haram Commanders, Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib, have been nuetralized in an ambush conducted by troops of Operation of Operation Lafiya Dole in the Sambisa forest.
The two Commanders belong to the Shekau faction and have been on the Intelligence watchlist.

Abul-Bas was second in Command to Abu Fatima, while Ibn Habib was the BHT Commander in charge of Njimia and Parisu camps in the Sambisa forest.

According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, “the renewed offensive operations by troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO in Operation LAFIYA DOLE Theatre, has continued to inflict heavy casualty on the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) criminals.


“Among the latest exploits by the troops of Sector 1 was the ambush by troops of 121 and 151 Battalions on Tuesday, 9 February, 2021, sprang at BHTs crossing point between Vuria and Guja settlements along road Banki Junction – Pulka axis”

The statement added that, “during the ambush, the troops neutralized 3 BHTs among who were 2 of the most wanted Terrorist Commanders known as “Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib. The troops also recovered 3 x GPMG, 7 x AK47 rifles, a belt of ammunition containing 446 rounds  of 7.62mm, one Boxer Motorcycle and one ITEL 2160 mobile phone among others


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