Nigerian Army kills top Boko Haram commander in Borno


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A top Boko Haram commander, Abu Usamah, has been killed by the Nigerian Army during a joint special clearance operation at Gorgi in Damboa LGA of Borno state.

Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, the acting director defence media operations, made this known in a statement on Monday, March 30.

Onyeuko said the Boko Haram commander died following gunshot wounds he sustained in the firefight that ensued during the encounter before his foot soldiers hurriedly evacuated him.

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The military spokesperson also stated that over 100 Boko Haram insurgents were also neutralized while scores of them escaped with gunshot wounds.

Earlier, The Herald reported that a peculiar video has surfaced on social media showing General David of 3 Battalion, Nigeria Army complaining about the terrible situation being faced by his soldiers on the battle-field against Boko Haram Terrorists.

The one minute, 27 seconds long video released by Sahara Reporters showed exhausted soldiers laying within a ring of armoured vehicles serving as a shield against Boko Haram attacks.

Some of the soldiers appeared wounded while others flanked around General David who seemed to be addressing command headquarters about the situation on ground.

The General said men of 3 Battalion were on ground and fighting hard contrary to reports being circulated that they abandoned their post.

He revealed however that the Battalion was facing challenges as they had sustained casualties from repeated attacks by Boko Haram.

He stated that Troops had met stiff resistance from Boko Haram fighters since last night.

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