The Nigerian military has revealed that an air bombardment by the Air Force inflicted a fatal shoulder injury on Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, even as three other Boko Haram terrorists were confirmed dead in the attack.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who made the disclosure known on Tuesday morning, said that the air strike was carried out on 19 August.
According to him, the air raid was carried out while the terrorists were performing their Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area, within Sambisa forest, Borno state.
His words: “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, Gombale general area within Sambisa forest, Borno State.
“Those Boko Haram terrorists commanders confirmed dead include Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, amongst others, while their leader, the so-called ‘Abubakar Shekau’, is believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders. Several other terrorists were also wounded.”