Abu Illiya, a top Boko Haram commander, reportedly perished alongside 32 of his comrades at the hands of Operation Hadin Kai troops and members of the civilian joint task force.
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The killing of the Boko Haram commander took place during an intelligence-led aggressive fighting patrol in identified Boko Haram enclaves in the villages of Kayamari, Habasha, and Yuwe in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
Boko Haram Commander killed
According to Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, multiple intelligence sources indicated that the superior firepower of the troops forced the surviving terrorists to flee in disarray, causing them to abandon their property and weapons.
Additionally, the troops recovered and destroyed fifty bicycles from terrorist hideouts.
Major General Ibrahim Ali, the newly appointed Theater Commander, Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai, pledged shortly after assuming command to continue fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.
According to the new commander, in order to accomplish this, all hands must be on deck.
Meanwhile, the governor of the central bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has extended the deadline for the old naira notes. See details.
Also the Independent Electoral Commission INEC has extended PVC collection deadline to February 5 to enable more Nigerians pick up their PVC at the unit level.