By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA – THE Nigerian Military claimed yesterday that its troops engaged in the ongoing war against Boko Haram in the North East fatally wounded Boko Haram factional leader, Mamman Nur.
Nur,according to a statement late Friday, by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations,Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, was injured in the ongoing artillery and aerial bombardment of Boko Haram enclaves in the Lake Chad region.
A terse statement to this effect, obtained late yesterday, read thus:”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.”
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