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Nigeria Army Kill Top Boko Haram Commander

Nigeria Army Kill Top Boko Haram Commander

The Nigerian Army has announced that a fierce battle between troops and Boko Haram terrorists led to the death of top sect commanders.

This was contained in a statement posted on the Army Facebook page, Tuesday night.

It recalled that Boko Haram had launched a failed attack on troops’ locations at Banki Junction and Response Area Firgi, of the 7 Division Strike Group.

The unsuccessful attack led to troops’ consequent onslaught that killed the terror leaders.

The high-ranking insurgents were loyal to the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram.

Army listed some of the deceased commanders as Manzar Halid, Amir Abu Fatima, Nicap among others.

The statement said seventy two members were also eliminated during the offensive.

“Many others were injured, including some high profile commanders and fighters like Abu Jamratu AL-Naweer, Kaka Bana and Tareta Babakari,” it said.

A large number of equipment, including gun trucks, motorcycles and bicycles were destroyed by troops in collaboration with the Air Task Force.

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Also Read: Captured Boko Haram Are Under Quarantine – Defence Headquater

Speaking at a media briefing in Abuja, Coordinator of defence media operations, John Enenche said captured Boko Haram members are provided with face masks and also quarantined to curb the spread of Coronavirus.

Eneche said; “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way everything will be done.  “We have ordered for PPE for troops at the frontlines.  

“The moment they (Boko Haram members) are captured, they are quarantined and given face masks while observing social distancing too. 

Captured or surrendered enemies are treated in line with the Geneva Convention. COVID-19 has changed the way things are done at the frontlines and in barracks.

“In addition to the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria (DICON)  primary responsibility of producing defence equipment, it has succeeded in diversifying its human, equipment, machinery as well as research and development capacity, to support a much-needed strategic intervention to cushion the effects of the highly dreaded COVID 19 in the country”.

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