By Lawrence Audu
Troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force and the Nigerian Armed Forces are basking in a celebratory mood following 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 where many terrorists and key commanders met their waterloo.
Credible information from the inner circles of the embattled insurgents’ enclave escaping to Sudan and the Central African Republic indicates that at least no fewer than 7 of their key commanders have been wasted by the superior forces of the MNJTF.
The commanders killed include; 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.
According to the Acting Director of Army Public Relations Col Sagir Musa: “Although these names maybe 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.”
He added that 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.