The Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig Gen Chris Olukolade on Tuesday disclosed that a close associate of the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has been found dead.
According to him, the terrorist died while running errand for the leadership of Boko Haram. His words, “a terrorist believed to be a close associate of insurgents’ leader Abubakar Shekau has been found dead as he ran errand for the leadership.
“The other two fellow terrorists one of which is confirmed to be a Nigerien are now in the custody of the Multinational Joint Task Force. The three were in the process of crossing the border to the neighbouring Niger Republic through the Lake Chad.
“The three have been confirmed to have operated in Baga and participated in perpetrating arson and other atrocities around the vicinity of the town. They have been relocating from place to place since they left Baga last month”.
Olukolade said “more troops of the Police Mobile Force have joined the operations as more towns are being secured in the operations to rid the nation’s territories of terrorist activities”.