Nigeriaâ€™s air force said it had killed some senior Boko Haram militants and believes it has fatally wounded the groupâ€™s leader in a raid on the Islamistsâ€™ northeast heartland.
Government planes attacked the fighters in the village of Taye inside the Sambisa forest in Borno State on Friday, the air force said, adding it had only just confirmed details of the raid.
â€˜Their leader, so called â€œAbubakar Shekauâ€, is believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders,â€™ the statement released on Tuesday from army spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman added.
Nigeriaâ€™s air force said it had killed some senior Boko Haram militants and believes it has fatally wounded the groupâ€™s leader â€“ Abubakar Shekau (pictured in a video released in August) â€“ in a raid on the Islamistsâ€™ northeast heartland
The military has reported Shekauâ€™s death in the past, only to have a man purporting to be him appear later, apparently unharmed, making video statements
A poster advertising a reward for information leading to the capture of Abubakar Shekau
There was no immediate reaction from the group.Â Boko Haramâ€™s list of victims â€“ dead, displaced or abducted â€“ meanwhile grows longer by the day.
SOURCE: UK DAILYMAIL