A notorious Boko Haram Commander, Aminu Duniya, has reportedly been killed after two Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets bombarded terrorists in Niger State.
The airstrikes which occurred on Saturday reportedly left many terrorists feared dead, Naija News understands.
It was gathered that elements had gathered at Kurebe in Shiroro Local Government Area, hosted by Duniya.
Duniya was said to have invited the terrorists to his enclave at Kurebe to the meeting, which attracted numerous terrorists, who came in large numbers on their motorbikes.
According to PRNigeria, Kurebe is a known terrorist haven as local inhabitants of Kurebe have since vacated the villages in and around the area after terrorists drove them away in 2021.
According to a NAF intelligence operative, though their bombardments eliminated many terrorists, it remains unclear if Duniya was neutralized.
“The strike at Kurebe came barely hours after a coordinated joint air and ground operation killed several terrorists operating around the Damba – Galbi axis in Chikun Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
“The activities of the terrorists continued to make life unbearable to locals in the area. So, when intelligence had revealed that the terrorists planned on over-running a nearby village within the vicinity, the military saw that as an opportunity to surprise them.
“While NA troops laid siege around the location, NAF aircraft were directed to the suspected location of the terrorists, where several terrorists were confirmed killed after the strike,” he said.