Nigerian troops kill Boko haram member listed on 100-most wanted

Soldiers in Borno State have killed a Boko Haram member who is said to be one of 100 most wanted terrorists earlier identified by the Nigerian Army. The unnamed terrorist was killed in the Daban Masara area of the state and is said to be number 95 on the army's wanted list. This was disclosed via a statement released by army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman on Friday, March 11, 2016. It reads: “Troops of 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade Quick Response Group (QRG) stationed in Baga and 118 Task Force Battalion, sprang an ambush along Daban Masara axis used by Boko Haram terrorists elements to convey logistics on Thursday.” “At the encounter, one of the suspected wanted Boko Haram terrorists leaders who is serial number 95 on the first Nigerian Army wanted list of 100 Boko Haram terrorists leaders, was fatally wounded in the exchange of fire.” “He later gave up while receiving medical attention at the base, while other members of his team escaped with gunshot wounds.” The military has been recording a series of victories against Boko Haram even as the whereabouts of its eccentric leader, Abubakar Shekau remains unknown. Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the sect no longer poses a threat to Nigeria.

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