Three notorious Boko Haram terrorists, Khaids Abbah Tukur, Maimusari, and Bakura Jega, have been killed by joint military operations involving air and ground components.
This is just as the Chief of Army Staff, COAS, Lt. Gen. Faruq Yahaya, and his counterpart, the Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, arrived Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, on Sunday morning, to celebrate the Yuletide with frontline troops.
The three wanted insurgents were eliminated at Mantari in Gezuwa area of Bama local government area of Borno State, alongside their colleague-terrorists, numbering over 75, a credible defence intelligence source told PRNigeria.
According to the source, the operation which resulted in the killing of Jega, Maimusari and Tukur, alongside other Boko Haram terrorists, was conducted last Tuesday.
The military intelligence source, while speaking further, told PRNigeria that after the first wave of their airstrikes, some surviving terrorists found their way back to the same location to evacuate the bodies of terrorists neutralized.