Close Associate Of Boko Haram’s Leader Found Dead

Boko_Haram_leader__Abubakar_Shekau_916127537_288923525A terrorist believed to be a close associate of insurgents’ leader Abubakar Shekau has been found dead as he ran errand for the leadership, Nigeria’s Defence Headquarters said. The other two fellow terrorists one of which is confirmed to be a Nigerien are now in the custody of the Multinational Joint Task Force.

Brigadier General Chris Olukolade ,director ,defence informationsaid today that “ The three were in the process of crossing the border to the neighbouring Niger Republic through the Lake Chad. The three have been confirmed to have operated in Baga and participated in perpetrating arson and other atrocities around the vicinity of the town. They have been relocating from place to place since they left Baga last month.”

The defence spokesman also said “more troops of the Police Mobile Force have joined the operations as more towns are being secured in the operations to rid the nation’s territories of terrorist activities.”

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