Troops of the Nigerian Army have inflicted heavy casualties on members of the Boko Haram terrorist group, killing some of their top commanders.
This was confirmed in a statement on Tuesday on the official Facebook page of the Nigerian Army.
According to the information, the troops clashed with the terrorists on the 26th of May, 2020 leading to the exchange of heavy gunfire which resulted in the death of some high ranking members of the terrorist group.
Several weapons and other items were also recovered from the insurgents.
The statement revealed the top commanders killed or injured belonged to the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
It listed some of their names as Manzar Halid, Amir Abu Fatima and Nicap. Others are fighters like Abu Jamratu AL-Naweer, Kaka Bana and Tareta babakari.
The Army statement obtained by Naija News reads:
“Following Boko Haram terrorists’ failed attack on troops’ location at Banki Junction and Response Area Firgi from the 7 Division Strike Group and the subsequent fierce battle with the terrorists on the 26th of May 2020, credible information from reliable sources have comfirmed the death of some high ranking Commanders of the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of the BH terrorist’ group.”
“Some of the notorious BHTs Commanders that met their waterloo during the operation include Manzar Halid, Amir Abu Fatima and Nicap among several others.”
“Reliable information further confirmed the extermination of Seventy two members of the sect while many others were injured including some high profile Commanders and fighters like Abu Jamratu AL-Naweer, Kaka Bana and Tareta babakari.”
“Additionally, a large number of their equipment including many gun trucks, motorcycles and bicycles were equally destroyed by troops in collaboration with the Air Task Force during BHT’s withdrawal in disarray.”
The army statement added that the capacity of the terrorists to launch attacks has been considerably weakened as the insurgents’ camp is in disarray.
“Further credible information indicate BHTs are in chaos and currently unable to conduct any serious deliberate offensive action as a result of their recent losses in terms of personnel and equipment.”
“The blockade of their spy routes, networks, crossing points and logistics supplies had further crippled the terrorists and heavily limited their freedom of action to the advantage of the federal forces.”