Uzaifa, was the ‘Minzir’, which connotes the fourth in line of the terrorist leadership hierarchy. Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO), Maj-Gen. Musa Danmadami, told defence correspondents in Abuja, yesterday, that feedback revealed that 25 of the terrorists were neutralized and 18 seriously wounded in the strikes.
Danmadami disclosed that the air component, on August 20, 2022, carried out strikes on terrorists’ enclaves in Sambisa forest and the Tumbuns.
He said the troops acted on credible intelligence about a gathering of terrorists at a location revealed to be the enclave of a notorious terrorist, believed to be the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) leader, who succeeded Abubakar Shekau.
The DMO director revealed also that similar air strikes were conducted in the Tumbuns, near Lake Chad.
“All recovered items and rescued civilians were handed over to the relevant authorities, while the surrendered Boko Haram members and their families were profiled for further action,” he said, adding that troops of OPHK arrested eight suspected terrorists, four suspected logistics suppliers, rescued four civilians and recovered N1,005,360 cash.