Nigeria: Soldiers kill notorious Boko Haram commander (ameer)

    Nigeria: Soldiers kill notorious Boko Haram commander (ameer)

    (Abuja) troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, and 153 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division and 8 Task Force Division as well as Nigeria Air Force Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) and some Civilian JTF carried out an attack on Boko Haram militants stronghold campu at Chukungudu on Friday 3rd June 2016, killing 19, including their commander (Ameer).

    The operation occured after the troops received a credible information on the presence of Boko Haram militants at their camp and other facilities in the area.

    A statement by Army Acting Director Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman Kukasheka made available to newsmen said while the troops  advanced to the location, they encountered Boko Haram militants ambush positions at Muskari, Gilam and Hausasi before descending on their main objective at Chukungudu.

    " During the encounter at the camp, the troops killed 19 Boko Haram Terrorists including their notorious leader in the area called AmeerAbubakar Gana. "They also discovered and destroyed the terrorists Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making factory, discovered and successfully detonated 4 primed IEDs.

    "The troops also recovered 2 Anti-Aircraft Guns, 1 AK-47 Rifle, a Pistol, 1 Rocket Propelled Gun (RPG) Bomb, 1 AK-47 Magazine, 267rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) metal links ammunition and 23 rounds of 12.7mm belt ammunition," he said.

    Other recovered items include a Canter truck, 1 Gun truck, 1 Land Rover vehicle and a Toyota Hilux vehicle. 2 soldiers suffered gun shot wounds but  both of themare very stable and responding to treatment at the Field Ambulance.