The Nigerian Army has revealed that factional leader of the militant Boko Haram, Mamman Nur, has been fatally wounded during an anti-terrorism operation in the northeast. Nur was hit during a bombardment of a targeted location believed to be his base.
A military statement signed by the spokesman of the Operation Dole counterinsurgency force in northeast Nigeria, Onyema Nwachukwu said; “Ongoing artillery and aerial bombardments of Boko Haram enclaves in the Lake Chad region by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole has continued to yield positive results.
“Currently an evaluation report of the ongoing operation indicates that a major factional leader of the terrorists group, Mamman Nur has been fatally injured in the bombardment as he and his sub commanders fled from the onslaught.
“Several of his foot soldiers have also been killed by troops, while many of the insurgents who escaped are now surrendering to Republic of Niger Defence Forces, following the Amnesty granted the insurgents by the Government of Niger Republic”.