Troops kill two most wanted Boko Haram commanders in Sambisa



By  Chimezie Godfrey

Troops of Operation Tura Takai  Bango a subsidiary of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed most wanted Boko Haram  commanders, Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib.

This was disclosed by the Director, Army Public Relations,  Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima.

Gen. Yerima stressed that the renewed offensive operations by troops of Operation Tura Takai Bango Operation Lafiya Dole theatre, have continued to inflict heavy casualty on the Boko Haram terrorists and the Islamic of Africa Province criminals.

He said that 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.

He said,”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.”

Brig. Gen. Yerima pointed out that Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib were among the BHTs commanders of the Shekau faction operating forest and environs.

According to him, the 2 BHT Commanders have been on the watch-list some time. Abul-Bas was a commander to Abu Fatima while Ibn Habib was the BHT Commander charge of Njimia and Parisu camps the Sambisa Forest.

He stressed that 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 the ongoing operation “TURA TAKAIBANGO”.

According to him, the of Army Staff (COAS) Major Ibrahim Attahiru has commended the troops this feat and other successes being recorded the Theatre.

He further charged them to intensify the clearance operation order to clear the Sambisa forest and environs of all remnant terrorists and their collaborators.