Amir Buba Danfulani, an Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) commander has been eliminated by the Nigerian military.
Nigerian Air Force (NAF) jets under Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai carried out the operation.
Five other top members of the sect were killed in the airstrikes conducted over the Sambisa axis.
The deceased are Musa Amir Jaish, Mahd Maluma, Abu-Ubaida, Abu-Hamza and Abu-Nura Umarun Leni.
Danfulani recruited, indoctrinated Fulanis/herdsmen and coordinated deployment of spies, as well as tax collectors.
An intelligence mission identified active terrorists’ training camps at Tumbun Kaiyowa and Tumbun Allura.
They were also used as base for firing projectiles against Nigerian Army locations in Mallam Fatori in Borno.
“The aircraft dropped bombs on the targets at Tumbun Kaiyowa, rockets and cannon at Tumbun Allura. Fleeing terrorists were eliminated with fighter helicopters.
“Similar operation was conducted at Parisu and Njimia, within Sambisa Forest, where three different aircrafts bombarded the targets”, an officer told PRNigeria.