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6.1.18

Boko Haram factional leader wounded in encounter with troops, says Army

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The Army Command in Maiduguri claimed yesterday to have seriously  wounded  a  Boko Haram factional leader,  Mamman Nur, during artillery and aerial operations in the Lake Chad region.
Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col Onyema Nwachukwu, said  Mamman Nur was wounded   with several of his sub commanders killed.
The wounded managed to flee the scene,Nwachukwu said.
He  added that other insurgents had given up and surrendered to the forces of Niger Republic.
He said: “Ongoing artillery and aerial bombardments of Boko Haram enclaves in the Lake Chad region by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have  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 the Republic of Niger Defence Forces, following the amnesty granted the insurgents by the Government of Niger Republic.”
There was no independent confirmation of the claim.

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