Two Commanders of the Boko Haram sect, Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib were on Saturday, eliminated by troops of the Nigerian military around Pulka axis of Borno State.
PR Nigeria reports that the duo belonged to the Shekau faction of Boko Haram, with bases in Sambisa forest and environs.
Intelligence agencies had the two and many other top terrorists on their watchlist for months.
Recall that two weeks ago, terrorists, Ali Bor and Maleum Modu were also killed.
Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib their bodyguards and other fighters were annihilated in an ambush at a location between Vuria and Guja settlements.
According to a military intelligence officer, troops recovered one GPMG, several AK-47 rifles, belt of ammunition containing rounds of 7.62mm, motorcycles and mobile phones.
The officer said psychologically, the death of Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib has inflicted a big blow to the Boko Haram sect
He said, “It has further boosted the overall fighting spirit and morale of troops in the ongoing Operation Tura Takai Bango.
“The team comprises of a compact ambush team from 121 Battalion and elements of 151 Battalion known as the Gaddafi Squad.”
Operation Tura Takai Bango, the military’s first major offensive in 2021, seeks to degrade the activities of terrorists in the North-East.
General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 7 Division, Maj. Gen. Abdul Khalifa, has hailed Army Commanders in the Theatre on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.
Khalifa charged them to intensify their aggressive clearance operation, so as to clear Sambisa forest and other targets of remnants of terrorists and their collaborators.
SWITCH NIGERIA recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari recently fired the former service chiefs and replaced them with new ones with a charge on them to be patriotic in serving.