Troops of the Nigerian Army’s Operation Hadin kai have neutralised Abubakar Sarki, a Boko Haram Commander and scores of Boko Haram fighters in a gun dwell in Sambisa Forest.
The operation followed an intelligence report available to the army. Troops raided the vehicle of Sarki at the outskirts of Sambisa forest.
Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency and security expert disclosed this to reporters in Maiduguri.
To him, Sarki and his crew were on their way to Abu-Ubaida’s camp to participate in a battle of dominance with opposing militants from the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP).
“A 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.
“But 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,” he said.
Fight between the late Abubakar Shekau’s Boko Haram faction and the ISWAP-led submission to ISIS has intensified in recent times, consuming Abubakar Shekau in the process.