Troops Kill Wanted Boko Haram Kingpin During Shootout

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SAN FRANCISCO, March 11, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army on Friday announced the killing of one of the leaders of the Boko Haram sect, who is serial number 95 on its first wanted list of 100 Boko Haram terrorists' commanders.

A statement issued by the Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman explained that the wanted man was killed when troops of 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade Quick Response Group, QRG, stationed in Baga and 118 Task Force Battalion, sprang an ambush along Daban Masara axis used by Boko Haram terrorists elements to convey logistics. ‎

Usman, who disclosed that the troops recovered 7​ jerry cans of 30 litres containing 210 lit​res of petrol, motorcycles, food stuff as well as arms and ammunition, said: “At the encounter, one of the suspected wanted Boko Haram terrorists leaders who is serial number 95 on the first Nigerian Army wanted list of 100 Boko Haram terrorists leaders, was fatally wounded in the exchange of fire.

“He later gave up while receiving medical attention at the base, while other members of his team escaped with gunshot wounds,” the statement added.