Wanted Boko Haram leader killed (photos)
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, and in the process killed one of the wanted leaders of the insurgents.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Army spokesman in a statement on Friday said during the encounter, one of the suspected wanted Boko Haram 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.
He later gave up while receiving medical attention at the base, while other members of his team escaped with gun shot wounds.
The troops recovered 7 jerry cans of 30 litres containing 210 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), motorcycles and food stuff in addition to arms and ammunition.