The man, who led Boko Haram gunmen to kill Nigeria’s civil war veteran, General Mamman Shuwa, was killed yesterday in a special military operation, the Joint Task Force (JTF) has said.
Spokesman of the JTF, Lt Col Sagir Musa, revealed this in a statement in Maiduguri yesterday.
He said the Boko Haram leader, known as Ibn Saleh Ibrahim, was killed in a special operation that involved the combined team of the JTF, supported by the SSS, the air force and the police special forces.
“During the offensive, and in a counter attack, a major commander of the Boko Haram sect, commanding the North-east and North-west of Maiduguri, by name, Ibn Saleh Ibrahim, with some of his commanders and foot soldiers, was killed by own troop,” he said.
“The late Ibn Saleh was confirmed to be responsible for the recent assassination of Nigeria’s civil war hero, late General Mamman Shuwa, through the orders of leader of the Boko Haram terrorist sect, Abubakar Shekau”.
He said the operation was still on-going and detail of progress would be made available later.
Residents of Maiduguri saw helicopters hovering the skies all through the day, while intermittent shootings and blasts were heard echoing from the troubled area.