Today, the Nigerian Army said it had neutralised many Boko Haram commanders and many of their foot soldiers in an ongoing operation against the insurgents in the North-east.
The Army spokesperson, Sani Usman, said the operation was conducted jointly with the Nigerian Air Force.
Mr. Usman said the operation, undertaken based on “credible intelligence information,” targeted Boko Haram hideouts, and that “more details of successes achieved will be made available as the operation continues.”
The spokesperson named five top Boko Haram commanders neutralised in the operation. He named, Abu Dujana, Man Tahiru, a Deputy to Boko Haram terrorist group Hisba leader, Man Chari, Malam Abdullahi Abu Sa’ad and Goni Bamanga.
“The Nigerian military would continue with the concerted onslaught on the reported Boko Haram terrorists’ locations till they have been eliminated,” he added.
The military is currently engaged in counter-insurgency efforts in the North-east to curb the activities of the Boko Haram which has claimed thousands of lives and displaced many.