A gloating Nigerian Army has announced with glee how it has blown Boko Haram commanders and their foot-soldiers to the “pits of hell”.
The ululation by the Army comes as there were reports of about nine farmers being sent to an early grave by insurgents near Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
In a statement, spokesman for the Army Col. Sagir Musa waxed lyrical as he announced the decimation of the insurgents.
He wrote: “The MNJTF and the the Nigerian Armed Forces are in celebrative mood today and have been basking in the successes of their combined efforts of artillery and air bombardments of suspected hideouts of erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP at the Tumbus of Lake Chad region that neutralized many including key commanders.
“However, it was mourning and a monumental set back to the erstwhile Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters hibernating at the triangular area.
“Reliable information coming out from the inner circles of the demented and criminal group’s enclave escaping to Sudan and Central African Republic, indicates that at least not fewer than 7 of their key commanders have been wasted by the superior forces of the MNJTF.
“The neutralized commanders are said to be Abba Mainok, Bukar Dunokaube, Abu kololo, Abor Kime (said to be of Arab origin – likely their ISIS trainer), Mann Chari, Dawoud Abdoulaye (from Mali) and Abu Hamza.
“All these were said to be commanders of various Tumbus controlling fighters before they were decisively dealt with and sent to the pit of hell by the military bombardment. Although these names may be not be real and may likely nicknames alias, nonetheless, it is an unprecedented feat to our quest of clearing the remnants of these criminals in the area. Consequently, efforts are ongoing to get more information on their true identities.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai had through the Theatre Commander Multinational Joint Task Force and the Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE commended the troops for this great efforts and enjoined them to do more.”
On a sad note, reports say nine farmers were on Thursday afternoon killed Malari general Area, Dala of Maiduguri metropolis by suspected members of armed Boko Haram sect.
Malari is South West of the metropolis and less than 10 kilometers from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital