The Nigerian Army Tuesday announced the killing of some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists, in what it described as “unprecedented and spectacular air raid.”
The Army said several terrorists including factional leader, Abubakar Shekau, were fatally wounded in the raid which took place last week Friday.
Army Spokesman, Usman Sani, in a statement, said the insurgents were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, located in the Sambisa forest when they airforce carried out an air interdiction.
The statement named the injured leaders as Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, among others.
The statement read: “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,
“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”.