Abuja – The Army has announced a high-ranking
member of the Boko Haram has been gunned down during infighting within the
The unnnamed member, said to be in charge of making
Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), was reportedly killed by one of the
bodyguard of the Boko Haram terrorists leader, Abubakar Shekau.
“In what will be described as a major breakthrough in the
clearance and rescue operation by the Nigerian military and to also confirm
that all is not well within the Boko
Haram terrorists camp, as their chief bomb maker and a high ranking terrorist,
was shot dead today,” said Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sani
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The chief bomb maker, apart from his high status in the
command structure of the Boko Haram terrorists, he was one of their capable
hands involved in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), coming after
their chief scientist, called Abu RPG (who has been killed long ago).”
Usman said another member of the terrorist, referred to as
Julelebeeb who was appointed to take over, was now completely blind after a
shrapnel shattered his eyes.
“There is no doubt, this development has dealt a devastating
blow on the terrorists’ capacity on IED preparation, suicide bombing and their
ability to sustain their criminal acts,” Usman added.
- CAJ News