How The Nigerian Army Ambushed, Killed Boko Haram Kingpin

Suspected Boko Haram kingpin killed by the Nigerian Army in Borno State. Photo Credit: Defence HQ.

The Nigerian Army engaged in counter-insurgency operations in North-East Nigeria has killed a notorious Boko Haram leader, who had been terrorising communities in Borno State.

The unnamed suspected terrorist was said to have been wrecking havoc on around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir communities in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. This was disclosed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement released yesterday.

Usman stated that the military operation was carried out on Monday as the troops cleared Boko Haram camps around the communities.

He said, “In an offensive operation to clear Boko Haram terrorists enclave around Kwatarha and Torikwaptir general area of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, a notorious Boko Haram terrorist that had been wrecking havoc among the communities was gunned by our troops on Monday afternoon.


“During the operation 4 other terrorists were believed to escape with gun shot wounds. An AK-47 rifle was recovered from him.”

Usman added that: “In a related development, troops of 3 Division have arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorists group kingpin, Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum. He was tracked down and arrested at Damagum town, Yobe State yesterday.

“A high profile Boko Haram terrorists’ group member, he has led Boko Haram members on various attacks especially in Yobe State. The suspect is currently undergoing interrogation with a view to arraign him soon.”

Suspected Boko Haram kingpin, Alhaji Tijjani Usman Damagum, arrested by the Nigerian Army. Photo Credit: Defence HQ.

See Also: Nigerian Army Arrests Boko Haram Kingpin, 43 Others







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