Boko Haram factional leader ‘fatally injured’ – Army
Mamman Nur, a factional leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, has been “fatally injured”, the Nigerian Army said on Friday.
Deputy director public relations of the Lafiya Dole operation, Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement, stating Nur who led a Boko Haram faction that broke away from dreaded leader Abubakar Shekau was injured in aerial bombardment by the military.
“Ongoing artillery and aerial bombardments of Boko Haram enclaves in the Lake Chad region by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole has continued to yield positive results.
“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”