The Nigerian Army has said it believes Boko Haramleader, Abubakar Shekau, has been fatally wounded on the shoulder during an air raid by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), last Friday.
Speaking in a public statement signed by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, it said other top leaders of the terrorist group, were also killed during the raid.
The statement reads:
“In what one could describe as the most unprecedented and spectacular air raid, we have just confirmed that as a result of the interdiction efforts of the Nigerian Air Force, some key leaders of the Boko Haram terrorists have been killed while others were fatally wounded.
“The air interdiction took place last week Friday 19th August 2016, while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within Sambisa forest, Borno State.
“Those Boko Haram terrorists commanders confirmed dead include Abubakar Mubi, Malam Nuhu and Malam Hamman, amongst others. While their leader, so called “Abubakar Shekau”, is believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders. Several other terrorists were also wounded”.
Shekau has been previously announced killed by the military in the last dispensation.