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Boko haram leader injured, scores killed – As Army hits Sambisa Forest

The Nigerian Air Force on Tuesday said it has killed some key leaders of Boko Haram and wounded many others, including the leader of the sect, Abubakar Shekau, during an air strike recently in Taye Village, Borno State.
A statement released by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said “we have just confirmed that as a result of the interdiction efforts of the Nigerian Air Force, some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists have been killed while others were fatally wounded”.
The air strike, which he described as “the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid”, took place on Friday, August 19, “while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within Sambisa forest, Borno State.
Col. Usman noted that the Boko Haram terrorists commanders confirmed dead include “Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, amongst others.
“While their leader, so called Abubakar Shekau, is believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders” adding that “several other terrorists were also wounded”.
The Department of State Services (DSS) had on Monday announced the arrest of the spiritual leader of the terrorist group and other members.
The DSS said the arrests were part of “successes recorded in the ongoing tactical and counter-terrorism operations to degrade the capabilities of criminal gangs and syndicates in their hideouts across  Nigeria”.
A statement by the DSS said Mudaisiru Jibrin, also known as Namakele Alarama, suspected to be the spiritual leader of the Boko Haram was arrested on July 17 at Sauna quarters, Yankaba area in Kano State.
Meanwhile, the spiritual leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, some other members and other criminals have been arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in Nigeria.
The arrests were part of successes recorded in the ongoing tactical and counter-terrorism operations to degrade the capabilities of criminal gangs and syndicates in their hideouts across the Nigeria.
A statement by the DSS said Mudaisiru Jibrin, also known as Namakele Alarama, suspected to be the spiritual leader of the Boko Haram was arrested on July 17 at Sauna quarters, Yankaba area in Kano State.
The DSS said Jibrin was the spiritual leader to a newly uncovered Boko Haram cell in Kano.
“Preliminary investigation so far conducted revealed that he was also the mastermind of the shooting of some students at Government Secondary School (GSS), Mamudo village near Potiskum, Yobe State, in 2013,” the service stated.
It also arrested one Aikhoje MOSES, alleged to have sent threat messages to some members of the Diplomatic Corps in Abuja and Lagos.
He was arrested on August 19 at Azagha by-pass off the Benin–Asaba Expressway in Edo State.
Before his arrest, Moses had threatened the diplomatic community in Nigeria, particularly the Consular-Generals of Switzerland and Denmark and their Embassies in Nigeria, warning them to leave the Country.
At Kinkinau area in Unguwar Mu’azu of Kaduna metropolis, the Service arrested one Mukhtar Tijani, who it said was a notorious Boko Haram fighter. He was arrested along with three of his accomplices – Isiaku Salihu, Abdullahi Isah and Hindu Isah.
According to the DSS, the four suspects were apprehended on July 8 while perfecting arrangements for major coordinated attacks on selected targets and locations in Kaduna State.
“In a related development, on August 12, at Auchi in Edo State, three members of the ANSARU terrorist group hibernating in Kogi State were apprehended by the Service.
“Usman Abdullahi, Abdulmumuni Sadio and Ahmad Salahu were arrested while making arrangements to launch attacks on some selected targets in Edo and Kogi States, before escaping to join ISIS in Libya.
“Following recurring attacks by cattle rustlers in Zamfara State, this Service conducted series of operations in collaboration with the military to degrade the criminal network of one “Buhari General” in the State.

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