The Nigerian military recorded a huge victory today against the war against insurgency as Boko Haram notorious commanders, Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib, have been killed.
The Troops took them out in an operation at Banki Junction road around Pulka axis in Borno State.
The two commanders, Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib belong to the Shekau faction of Boko Haram, with bases in Sambisa forest and environs.
It would be recalled that the duo and several other top terrorists have been on intelligence agencies’ watchlist for months.
The news of their killing is coming two weeks after same fate befell Ali Bor and Maleum Modu
Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib their bodyguards and other fighters were annihilated in an ambush at a location between Vuria and Guja settlements.
The news of their death was revealed by a military intelligence officer whk disclosed that troops recovered one GPMG, several AK-47 rifles, belt of ammunition containing rounds of 7.62mm, motorcycles and mobile phones.
According to the officer ,psychologically, the death of Abul-Bas and Ibn Habib has inflicted a huge blow to the Boko Haram sect
“It has further boosted the overall fighting spirit and morale of troops in the ongoing Operation Tura Takai Bango.
“The team comprises of a compact ambush team from 121 Battalion and elements of 151 Battalion known as the Gaddafi Squad”, he told PRNigeria on Saturday.
Operation Tura Takai Bango, the military’s first major offensive in 2021, seeks to degrade the activities of terrorists in the North-East.
The army General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 7 Division, Maj. Gen. Abdul Khalifa, has hailed Army Commanders in the Theatre on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru.
charging them to intensify their aggressive clearance operation, so as to clear Sambisa forest and other targets of remnants of terrorists and their collaborators