THE Nigerian Air Force, on Tuesday, confirmed the killing of some leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists.
This was contained in a statement issued and signed by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, a copy of which was made available to the Nigerian Tribune in Abuja.
This breakthrough, according to the statement, was as a result of air interdiction, which took place last week Friday, while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within Sambisa forest, in Borno State.
The statement read in part: “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 fatally wounded.
The air interdiction took place last week Friday, August 19, 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 included Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, amongst others. While their leader, so called “Abubakar Shekau,” is believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders. Several other terrorists were also wounded.
Colonel Usman, in a text message to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) clarified that Shekau was not among the dead, which implied that ‘fatally wounded,’ contained in his earlier statement meant to convey ‘seriously wounded.’
He said the raid took place while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within Sambisa Forest.