Nigerian army have killed two ‘high profile’ Boko Haram commanders during a clearance operation by troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Chibok and 28 Task Force Brigade Damboa.
The killed commanders were identified as Abu Rajal and Tuja Sai’inna Banki.
In a series of tweets, the Nigerian Army posted: “BREAKING: Gallant Troops Neutralize High Profile BHT Commanders. Recall that Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Chibok and 28 Task Force Brigade Damboa, embarked on Joint Clearance Operations from Gumsuri to Gambori in Borno State,
“on 9 November 2018, where they successfully cleared and liberated some villages. Reports just reaching Headquarters Nigerian Army, has confirmed that 2 high profile BHT commanders named;
“Abu RAJAL and Tuja Sa’inna Banki were killed during the clearance operations. The COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai has commended the gallant troops and urged them to carry out further incursions and clearance operations to ensure that the remnants of the BHT are completely wiped out.”