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Boko Haram Commanders, others killed in battle with Nigerian Troops

Dozens of high ranking Boko Haram terrorist have been killed in a counter assault conducted by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole following a failed attack on troops location at Banki junction.

Those who were killed in the counter attack include, Manzar Halid, Amir Abu Fatima and Nicap among others, seventy two members of the sect were also neutralised.

Abu Jamratu AL-Naweer, Kaka Bana and Tareta Babakari, who are top Commanders for the sect were also badly injured, chances of surviving remain slim.

According to a statement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, “following Boko Haram terrorists’ failed attack on troops’ location at Banki Junction and Response Area Firgi within the 7 Division Strike Group.


“Consequently, troops of Operation LAFYA DOLE carried out a counter attack against the terrorists on the 26th of May 2020. After the attack , human intelligence confirmed the death of some high ranking Commanders of the Boko Haram terrorist’ group.

The Boko haram /ISWAP Commanders that were killed include Manzar Halid, Amir Abu Fatima and Nicap among others. In addition, Seventy two (72) members of the sect were also subdued. Others wounded with slim chances of survival include some high profile Commanders and fighters namely: Abu Jamratu AL-Naweer, Kaka Bana and Tareta Babakari”.

Following the success of the attack, the Chief of Army Staff, congratulated the gallant troops for their resilience, courage and dedication to ending security challenge in the Northern region. The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria hereby encourages all troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE to sustain the onslaught against the terrorists.”

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