Troops kill wanted Boko Haram kingpin
A wanted Boko Haram kingpin has been killed by the troops of 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade Quick Response Group stationed in Baga.
The Nigerian Army spokesman, Sani Usman, in a statement said the wanted terrorist, who is number 95 on the first Nigerian Army wanted list of 100 Boko Haram leaders, was fatally wounded during an exchange of fire on Thursday.
The Army spokesman did not give the terrorist’s name but said he was travelling with some members of the terror group when they were ambushed by the troops along Daban Masara axis, a route used by Boko Haram terrorists to convey logistics.
“Other members of his team escaped with gunshot wounds,” Usman said.
The troops recovered 7 Jerrycans of 30 litres containing 210 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), motorcycles and food stuff in addition to arms and ammunitions.