Two top Boko Haram Commanders, Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib, who are said to belong to the Abubakar Shekau led faction and have been on the Intelligence watchlist, have been killed in an ambush conducted by troops of Operation of Operation Lafiya Dole in the Sambisa forest.
Abul-Bas was second in Command to Abu Fatima, while Ibn Habib was the BHT Commander in charge of Njimia and Parisu camps in the Sambisa forest.
The Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, in a statement said, “the renewed offensive operations by troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO in Operation LAFIYA DOLE Theatre, has continued to inflict heavy casualty on the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) criminals.
“Among the latest exploits by the troops of Sector 1 was the ambush by troops of 121 and 151 Battalions on Tuesday, 9 February, 2021, sprang at BHTs crossing point between Vuria and Guja settlements along road Banki Junction – Pulka axis”
The statement further added that, “during the ambush, the troops neutralized 3 BHTs among who were 2 of the most wanted Terrorist Commanders known as “Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib. The troops also recovered 3 x GPMG, 7 x AK47 rifles, a belt of ammunition containing 446 rounds of 7.62mm, one Boxer Motorcycle and one ITEL 2160 mobile phone among others.
“Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib were among the top BHTs commanders of the Shekau faction operating in Sambisa forest and environs. The 2 BHT Commanders have been on the Intelligence watch-list for some time. Abul-Bas was a top commander second to Abu Fatima while Ibn Habib was the BHT Commander in charge of Njimia and Parisu camps in the Sambisa Forest.
“The neutralization of Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib by our gallant troops has inflicted a big blow on the operations of the terrorists and has further boosted the morale of own troops in the ongoing operation “TURA TAKAIBANGO”.
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, has commended the troops for this feat and other successes being recorded in the Theatre.
He further charged them to intensify the aggressive clearance operation in order to clear the Sambisa Forest and environs of all remnant terrorists and their collaborators.”
News3 days ago
Borno pastor in Boko Haram captivity appeals to Buhari, Zulum, CAN to save him from execution within 7 days
Politics1 day ago
BREAKING: Ganduje bombs Buhari: ‘Deal with terrorists and bandits decisively or resign’
News14 hours ago
BREAKING: Boko Haram IED injures 3 PHCN staff working to restore electricity to Maiduguri
News2 days ago
BREAKING: Hours after Buhari rules out amnesty, bandits kidnap ‘over 300 schoolgirls’ in Zamfara school
News4 days ago
JUST IN: Hours after Nigerian troops reclaim Marte, Boko Haram infiltrates Maiduguri, kill scores
News5 days ago
JUST IN: Gunmen attack police station in Abia, kill two officers
Politics2 days ago
2023: Why Buhari’s successor must be Yoruba Muslim – MURIC
Politics3 days ago
APC chairmanship: Sheriff begins consultation with governors, says ‘I’m the best’