Joint Task Force, JTF, in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, on Thursday said it killed a Boko Haram Commander for the North-East and North-West of Maiduguri and his lieutenants, who allegedly killed General Mamman Shuwa three weeks ago.
According to JTF, the Boko Haram commander, who was behind the recent high-profile assassination of a retired general, was killed in a “major offensive.”
In a statement by JTF spokesman, Lt.-Col. Sagir Musa, he said troops from the JTF, 333 Air Defence Regiment, the Department of State Security, SSS, with the support of a helicopter, conducted major offensive operations against some suspected terrorists in Nganaram, Bulabulin and Bayan Quarters in Maiduguri metropolis.
Sagir said the operation was still ongoing, but pointed out that the late Ibn Saleh was confirmed to be responsible for the recent killing of the Nigerian Civil War hero, Gen. Mamman Shuwa through the orders of the sect’s leader Abubakar Shekau.
It added that the operation was still ongoing and that weapons and explosives had been recovered.
The retired general was shot dead on November 2 by what was then described as unknown gunmen at his home in Maiduguri.