By Citizens Platform
The deputy leader of the dreaded Boko Haram sect, Momodu Bama – aka Abu Saad has allegedly been killed during a gun battle against the group in Borno State.
The military Joint Task Force, JTF, said it killed Abu Saad on August 4, during an offensive by the sect on a Mobile Police Base, and Bama Town.
Abu Saad was Boko Haram’s Operation Officer and second in command to Abubakar Shekau and was one of the most “vicious and heartless killer in the group with penchant for slaughtering his victims,” the military said in a statement on Tuesday.
The JTF had before his death, placed a N25 million bounty on him.
The military said Abu Saad was killed alongside his father, Abatcha Flatari, who was described as “one the spiritual mentors” of Boko Haram.
According to a statement by JTF spokesman, Sagir Musa, he was in charge of indoctrinating child foot soldiers who are mainly abducted children.
The military increased its offensive on the sect and other criminal groups in three northeastern states – Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe – after a State of Emergency was declared there in May.
Source: Citizens Platform
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