NIGERIAN: Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau Fatally Hit by Military Airstrike in Borno

Boko-Haram-2The Nigerian military has hit a milestone in its bid to end Boko Haram insurgency with key leaders of the sect killed in a recent air raid.

According to a Nigerian online newspaper,, quoting the acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman has released a recent statement about a successful airstrike that has taken out several terrorists with the sect’s factional leader, Abubakar Shekau injured on his shoulder.

Read the recent statement below:

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 19th August 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 include 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.

Thank you for your kind and usual cooperation.

The statement concluded

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