Top Boko Haram commanders killed in military operation – Official

Nigerian Army
Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army said on Thursday it had neutralised several Boko Haram commanders and many of their foot soldiers in the ongoing operation against the insurgents in the North-east.

The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said in a statement that the operation was conducted jointly with the Nigerian Air Force.

Mr. Usman said the operation, undertaken based on “credible intelligence information,” targeted Boko Haram hideouts, adding that “more details of successes achieved will be made available as the operation continues.”

The spokesperson named five top Boko Haram commanders neutralised in the operation to include Abu Dujana, Man Tahiru, a Deputy to Boko Haram terrorist group Hisba leader, Man Chari, Malam Abdullahi Abu Sa’ad and Goni Bamanga.

“The Nigerian military would continue with the concerted onslaught on the reported Boko Haram terrorists’ locations till they have been eliminated,” he added.

The military is currently engaged in counter-insurgency efforts in the North-east to curtail the activities of the Boko Haram which has claimed thousands of lives and displaced many.


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  • 0tile

    Where are the photos, what are the identities of the supposed neutralized commanders, how do they know which fighter is a commander and which is not? Imam Buhari is back, foolish_talks and false propaganda are on again. Nonsense

    • emmanuel

      I had conceived my comments before reading you here and my thoughts were exactly what you expressed. Abi de people carry ID cards? Why would these people continue with their hate speeches and fake news? Na wa o.
      This is clear hate speech against Boko Haram and Nigerians.

  • Netanyahu

    Story story. It amazes me how the Nigerian army allowed itself to get infected with the propaganda virus of this failed government and party. Is it “hate speech” to show us photos of these “gallantry”? Na waa o!

  • JasV

    This boko haram pigs must be topless by now. I have lost count of their number of top commanders killed