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Friday, January 5, 2018

Boko Haram: Factional leader, Mamman Nur wounded in battle


Nigerian Army on Friday said one of the Boko Haram factional leaders, and abductor of the 14 Margi Women have been wounded in a battle around the lake chad region in Northeast, Nigeria.

A statement from Col Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command, Operation Lafiya Dole said he was wounded following ongoing artillery and aerial bombardments of Boko Haram enclaves in the Lake Chad region by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.

“Currently an evaluation report of the ongoing operation indicates that a major factional leader of the terrorists group, Mamman Nur has been fatally injured in the bombardment as he and his 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 of Niger Republic,” the statement said.

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