Boko Haram factional leader ‘fatally injured’ — Military

Boko Haram
Boko Haram [Photo Credit: Pearl News]

A factional leader of the militant Boko Haram group, Mamman Nur, has been “fatally injured”, the Nigerian military said Friday.

A military statement said Mr. Nur, who broke away from the faction led by the better known Abubakar Shekau, was “injured” during an operation in the northeast.

According to the spokesman of the Operation Dole counterinsurgency force in northeast Nigeria, Onyema Nwachukwu, Mr. Nur was hit during a bombardment of a targeted location believed to be his base.

The statement did not indicate the location where the Boko Haram leader was attacked. It did not also say how he was identified.

Previous claims by the military that Mr. Shekau had been killed or fatally injured turned out to be false.

See the military statement below:

“Ongoing artillery and aerial bombardments of Boko Haram enclaves in the Lake Chad region by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole has continued to yield positive results.

“Currently an evaluation report of the ongoing operation indicates that a major factional leader of the terrorists group, Mamman Nur has been fatally injured in the bombardment as he and his sub commanders fled from the onslaught.

“Several of his foot soldiers have also been killed by troops, while many of the insurgents who escaped are now surrendering to Republic of Niger Defence Forces, following the Amnesty granted the insurgents by the Government of Niger Republic”.


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  • Comfortkay

    Any picture to prove?

    • Adele Uhuru

      Very good question- you see when ever the going-on reflect badly on Buhari a chibok girl appears from nowhere, then Boko Haram suffers some fabricated defeat and some hundreds are released or found in the forest in the North-East area…….it funny these fools keeps on playing the same song over and over again with no real resolution of the myriads of problem and conflicts devastating the amalgamated Nigeria – Shetima where you now – how market ?

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Can we now say that the Boko Haram man is DEAD? I ask because being ‘fatally injured’ means that the person died from the encounter. Or was he ‘mortally injured’ which would eventually lead to his death?

    Clarify please.

    • Julius

      Is BK made up of just one man ?

  • jon

    All these military fake news to Buhari reelection must stop. Show picture of fatally wounded terrorist to the world.

  • forestgee

    Very soon the guy will appear in a video saying nothing happened to him. The justification for $1bn ECA money is taking a desperate dimension. Truth is very scarce nowadays

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  • Jimi

    Shameless lyng Army. You really want anyone to believe you?

    • Eluba Inas

      This is now a hide and seek war and you deploy every tool in your possession. I hope you get it, without the army disclosing their strategy.

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  • Rumournaire

    I hope the Military understand what “fatally injured” means. It means you are certain that he died from his injury. “Seriously injured” is not the same as “fatally injured”.

    • Otile

      Baa magana. The military is not speaking categorically, they know that one day Abu Mujihad Mamman Nur will die. Similarly when they said that Imam Abu Shekau is dead they are not saying that he is physically dead. They know it and you know it too.

      • Iskacountryman

        the nigeria military relies on faith than reason…

  • Arabakpura

    He will fatally recover like they have always fatally recovered!

  • JasV

    Bunch of semi literate publicity practitioners. When an accident or injury is fatal, the person affected dies or is dead.

  • Kenny

    Nice story devoid of logic coming from a very unprofessional military hierarchy whose front line soldiers are poorly motivated. Use of ambiguous words and hyperbolic expressions has become a recurring decimal in Buhari’s Presidency. Otherwise how can a “fatally injured” go up of insurgents escape from your onslaught?

  • Bassey Frank

    Then let’s withdraw another $1 billion from Excess Crude Account.