Top Boko Haram Commander, Abubakar Sarki reportedly controlling the dreaded Sambisa Forest in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria has been killed.
Nigerian Army (Operation Hadin Kai) confirmed that troops, following intelligence, attacked the convoy of the late Shekau-led faction Commander, Abubakar Sarki and killed him alongside his fighters in a bloody exchange of gun fire within the fringes of the Sambisa forest.
Zagazola Makama, an expert in counter-insurgency and security, revealed this to newsmen in Maiduguri.
According to him, intelligence information had it that Abubakar Sarki and his team were heading towards Abu-Ubaidaâ€™s camp to engage their rival fighters from the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), in a battle of supremacy.
â€œA ground assessment confirmed that three gun trucks with all their occupants were completely destroyed, while the remaining five vehicles and terrorists including Abubakar Sarki escaped.
â€œBut luck ran out of them as troops after sighting a moving convoy conveying Abubakar Sarki and an unconfirmed number of fighters, the army deployed a massive artillery gun resulting in devastating hits on the terrorists.â€