The Nigerian military has recorded a major success in its victory against insurgencies in the North East after it reported the killing of a top Commanders of the Boko Haram terror group, Abu Usamah, in an operation in Gorgi, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
This information was released in a statement from the Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko.
The statement said that Usman died of gunshot injuries he sustained during exchange of fire with the Operation Lafiya Dole.
The statement in part, reads:
“It would be recalled that on 22 March 2020, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, while conducting a Special clearance operation in a subsidiary Operation called Operation AYISO TAMONUMA, decimated some key Boko Haram elements in an encounter at Gorgi in Damboa LGA of Borno State.
“It is gratifying to note that, own communication intercept confirmed by accurate intelligence revealed that a top Boko Haram Commander, *ABU USAMAH* was among those Boko Haram insurgents killed during that encounter.”