…As Troops Bombard Enclave
The MNJTF and the the Nigerian Armed Forces are in celebration mood today and have been basking in the successes of their combined efforts of artillery and air bombardments of suspected hideouts of erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP at the Tumbus of Lake Chad region that neutralized many including key commanders.
In a statement, Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa said: “It was however a time of mourning and a monumental set back to the erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters hibernating at the triangular area.
“Reports from the criminal group’s enclave who have escaped to Sudan and Central African Republic, indicate that at least not fewer than 7 of their key commanders have been wasted by the superior forces of the MNJTF.
“The neutralized commanders are said to be Abba Mainok, Bukar Dunokaube, Abu kololo, Abor Kime (said to be of Arab origin – likely their ISIS trainer), Mann Chari, Dawoud Abdoulaye (from Mali) and Abu Hamza.
“All these were said to be commanders of various Tumbus controlling fighters before they were decisively dealt with and killed by the military bombardment. Although these names may be not be real and may likely nicknames alias, nonetheless, it is an unprecedented feat to our quest of clearing the remnants of these criminals in the area. Consequently, efforts are ongoing to get more information on their true identities.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai had through the Theatre Commander Multinational Joint Task Force and the Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE commended the troops for this great efforts and enjoined them to do more.”