Members of Nigerian Army who is engaged in a fierce fight for the control of territories in North East Nigeria has announced several wins in their counterinsurgency operations in Maiduguri.
According to the Acting Directo, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Nigerian Army killed a notorious leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Abubakar Gana.
According to security reports, Boko Haram members who achieve an Ameership position are those who have either personally slaughtered 50 persons or after personally killing his parents.
Gana was an Ameer, a position he achieved many years ago. He was the current chief butcher of Boko Haram.
According to Colonel Sani, “Troops of 202 Battalion of 21 Brigade in Operation LAFIYA DOLE have ambushed Boko Haram elements in which they killed 3 and arrested one of the terrorists at Sabsawa-Boarding road and BOCOBS-Ngurusoye road.
“They also captured one Boko Haram terrorist, Umar Mustapha, who claimed to have come from Sabsawa. Troops have continued with their clearance operations of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists within the Sambisa forest.
In a related development, earlier this morning, troops of 112 Battalion on patrol from Mafa to Dikwa were ambushed at Ajiri village, by Boko Haram terrorists.
Although they successfully cleared the ambush, one soldier died in the process, an officer and 3 soldiers sustained various degrees of injury. One of the civilian JTF accompanying the patrol team was also injured.
The team killed 8 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered arms and ammunitions at the ambush site. The recovered items include, 1 Rocket Propel Grenade (RPG), AK-47 Rifles, 2 Rocket Propel Grenade bomb, 3 AK-47 Rifle Magazine and 120 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
The troops also discovered 3 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) concealed by the edge of the road which were safely detonated by the Explosive Ordnance Device (EOD) team.