One-eye top Boko Haram commander eliminated in Lake Chad Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 4, 2021


A commander of Boko Haram and 15 other suspected terrorists have been killed in the Lake Chad Basin by the regional task force fighting the West African terrorists around the Lake Chad Basin, the military said at the weekend.

In a statement in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad where the multinational task force is headquartered, Colonel Timothy Antigha, the chief of military public information, said “Malloum Moussa who had one eye was a high ranking Boko Haram Commander who had jurisdiction in the entire southern islands, including Daban Masara, Kirta Wulgo and Koleram” was killed.

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He was killed when troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) over the weekend embarked on clearance operation in Kerenoa and adjourning areas.

“Contact was made with Boko Haram Terrorists at Andakar Camp. In the ensuing fire fight, Malloum Moussa; Boko Haram Commander, along with 15 of his men were neutralized. 5 Gun Trucks were also destroyed,” the military said.

A woman whose relationship with the terrorists is yet to be determined was apprehended.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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