The Nigerian Army has recorded another victory in it’s onslaught against ISWAP and other criminal groups in the North, by destroying the hideout of the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state. Major General John Enenche, coordinator of the defence media operation, made this known in a press statement released on Thursday, September 24.
Enenche said that the successful operation led to the destruction of several camps and hideouts located at Tunbun Gini, Tunbun Nbororo, Tunbun Kayoma, Tunbun Kaza, Tunbun Fulani at the fringes of Lake Chad in Kukawa local government area of Borno state.
Also top Boko Haram commanders were killed by the Nigerian troops during the operations in Lake Chad.
He stated that top Boko Haram terrorists including Abu Usman, Alhaji Shettima and Modu Mainok were eliminated in the clearance process.
The media coordinator also revealed that many people were rescued while instruments belonging to the Boko Haram fighters were destroyed.
The press statement reads:
In continuation of the aggressive clearance operation against terrorism and other sundry crimes in the North East, troops of Army Super Camp Malamfatori at the Lake Chad Basin conducted massive clearance operations. The successful operation led to the destruction of several identified terrorists’ camps and hideouts located at Tunbun Gini, Tunbun Nbororo, Tunbun Kayoma, Tunbun Kaza, Tunbun Fulani at the fringes of Lake Chad in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Several top BHT/ISWAP terrorists commanders were killed during the successful operation including Abu Usman, Alhaji Shettima, Modu Mainok, Bukar Gana, Abu Summayya, Amir Taam and Amir Kuraish among others.
The Armed Forces of Nigeria working together with other security agencies are highly committed to ending the insurgency and other security challenges in the country. While the good people of the North East are once again assured of troop’s commitment to the safety of lives and property within the zone, they are also encouraged to continue to avail the troops with timely and credible information that will assist them in the conduct of their operations.
Defence Media Operations
24 September 2020