The Defence Headquarters has confirmed the death of some high ranking Commanders of the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of the Boko Haram terrorist’ group.
Confirming the report, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters Major-General John Enenche said Troops of Operation LAFYA DOLE killed Manzar Halid, Amir Abu Fatima in reprisal attack following Boko Haram terrorists’ failed attack on troops’ location at Banki Junction and Response Area Firgi within the 7 Division Strike Group’s jurisdiction.
Enenche added that 72 members of the sect were also neutralized during the attack.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations further stated that credible information indicate that the BHT/ISWAP camp is in chaos and presently unable to conduct any offensive due to heavy losses.
He said the blockade of their spy routes, networks, crossing points and logistics supplies had further crippled the terrorists and limited their freedom of movement and action to the advantage of own troops.
Enenche said the Chief of Army Staff, has congratulated the gallant troops for their resilience, courage and dedication to ending the North-east security challenge. He added that the High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria encourages all troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE to sustain the onslaught against the terrorists.