Shekau Fatally Wounded, Others Dead In Unprecedented Air Strike

Air Force, Niger Delta, ArepoThe Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday said it has killed some key leaders of Boko Haram and wounded many others, including the leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, during an airstrike on Friday in Taye Village, Borno State.

A statement released by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said “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 airstrike, which he described as “the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid”, took place on Friday, August 19, “while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within Sambisa forest, Borno State.

Col. Usman noted that the 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” adding that “several other terrorists were also wounded”.

The Department of State Services (DSS) had on Monday announced the arrest of the spiritual leader of the terrorist group and other members.

The DSS said the arrests were part of “successes recorded in the ongoing tactical and counter-terrorism operations to degrade the capabilities of criminal gangs and syndicates in their hideouts across the Nigeria”.

A statement by the DSS said Mudaisiru Jibrin, also known as Namakele Alarama, suspected to be the spiritual leader of the Boko Haram was arrested on July 17 at Sauna quarters, Yankaba area in Kano State.

 

11 Killed In Boko Haram Attack Near Chibok

Niger Republic, Boko HaramAn attack by suspected Boko Haram members have left about 11 people dead in Kuburvwa village of Borno State.

The attackers are also reported to have abducted some women, but the exact number of those abducted are not known.

Spokesperson of the Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Abbas Gava, who confirmed the attack to journalists in Maiduguri the state capital says that the attack happened on Sunday night.

Mr. Gava adds that many people fled into the bushes during the attack and have not returned to the village since then.

Kuburvwa Village is close to Chibok where over 200 girls were kidnapped in 2014.

This is coming after the Nigerian Army killed some key leaders of Boko Haram and wounded many others, including the leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau during an air strike on Friday in Taye Village in Borno State.

The air strike, described as “the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid”, took place while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within Sambisa forest, Borno State.

Boko Haram terrorists commanders confirmed dead during the raid include Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, amongst others.

The leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau is also believed to have been fatally wounded during the attack.