Boko Haram factional leader injured in battle

Posted by News Express | 6 January 2018 | 4,800 times

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•Boko Haram factional leader Mamman Nur

A major factional leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, Mamman Nur has been fatally injured in “ongoing artillery and aerial bombardments of Boko Haram enclaves in the Lake Chad region by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole,” the Nigerian Army announced late Friday.

“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,” Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director for Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, said in a statement.

“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.”

Source: News Express

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