Notorious Boko Haram leader, 27 others killed in airstrikes

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Troops of Air Task Force (ATF), Operation Hadin Kai, have reportedly killed a notorious leader of the Boko Haram terrorists, Alhaji Modu.
According to agency reports, Modu, who was better known as “Bem Bem”, was killed alongside 27 other Boko Haram fighters on August 3, in military airstrikes in Mandara mountain, Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno.
According to reports, the air interdiction recorded devastating impact as many jihadists were killed, while others were severely wounded.
The operation followed credible intelligence reports indicating that the ISWAP fighters were converging in large numbers with the intention to conduct attacks.
“Bem Bem was a popular drug baron who rose from an armed robber to Boko Haram Kingpin. He took part in the displacement of Bama town in 2014, and the killing of hundreds of people before declaring it as its caliphate.
The report added that Modu had been hiding in caves in the Mandara mountain from where he coordinated attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger Republic.

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