Troops wound Boko Haram factional leader

The Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Rogers Nicholas, has disclosed that the factional leader of Boko Haram, Mamman Nur, was injured in yesterday’s coordinated military bombardment of the Lake Chad region in Borno State.

He said several of Nur’s foot soldiers were also killed in the three-day military operations.Nicholas, in a statement by Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Operation Lafiya Dole’s Deputy Director, Public Relations, stated: “Nur has been fatally injured in the coordinated bombardments, as he and sub-commanders fled from the onslaught.

“Several of his foot soldiers have also been killed by troops, while many of the insurgents who escaped are now surrendering to Republic of Niger Defence Forces, following the amnesty granted the insurgents by the government.”