Military Claims Boko Haram Factional Leader Fatally Injured
Military onslaught against Boko Haram insurgents in northeast Nigeria has continued and it is yielding results.
The military said a major factional leader of the terrorist group, Mamman Nur, has been fatally injured in aerial bombardment operations in the region.
Nur, who broke away from the faction led by Abubakar Shekau, was injured as he and his sub commanders fled from the onslaught.
Military has claimed it killed Shekau several times, but the leader of the Boko Haram resurfaced in a video of recent.
A statement by the spokesman for the Operation Lafiya Dole counter-insurgency force in the northeast, Onyema Nwachukwu, said artillery and aerial bombardments had targeted Boko Haram enclaves in the Lake Chad region.
The statement read: “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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