Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters announced on Wednesday in Abuja that Momodu Bama, the second-in-command to the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, has been killed.
A statement by the Defence Headquarters said that Bama’s death had also been corroborated by other terrorists captured by troops.
It said that Bama was killed, following an encounter between troops and terrorists around the Bama corridor, near Maiduguri in Borno.
According to the statement, the troops have continued to intensify pursuit of terrorists who have been unleashing mayhem in Borno and Yobe.
It said that Bama had been personally leading attacks against troops and innocent citizens in communities in Yobe and Adamawa.
“A specialist in manning the anti-aircraft guns of the group, he is known to be vicious and heartless with a penchant for personally slaughtering and executing his victims.
“Bama has been a most wanted terrorist with a N25 million bounty already placed on his head.’’
The statement named other people who died in the operation as Bama’s father, Alhaji Abatcha Flatari, “who is also one of the spiritual guiding lights of the out-lawed terrorists group”.
It added that 17 other terrorists also lost their lives in the encounter, while 24 were captured.
The statement said that troops were continuing the pursuit of the terrorists, while intensifying aggressive aerial and land patrols to ensure better security cover for communities in the two states.
Source: PM News
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