Boko Haram Kingpin Killed In Shootout With Army


The Nigerian Army said ‎it has killed one of the Boko Haram terrorists on its wanted list.

It said the wanted man was killed when troops of 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade Quick Response Group (QRG) stationed in Baga and 118 Task Force Battalion, sprang an ambush along Daban Masara axis used by Boko Haram terrorists elements to convey logistics. ‎

A statement Friday by Army spokesman Colonel Sani Usman said: “At the encounter, one of the suspected wanted Boko Haram terrorists leaders who is serial number  95 on the first Nigerian Army wanted list of 100 Boko Haram terrorists leaders, was fatally wounded in the exchange of fire.”‎

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Usman added that: “He later gave up while receiving medical attention at the base, while other members of his team escaped with gun shot wounds. ”

The Army said the troops recovered  7 Jerri cans of 30 litres  containing 210 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), motorcycles and food stuff in addition to arms and ammunitions.

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