Boko Haram’s chief bomb maker killed
Nigerian Army Tuesday said it has recorded another major breakthrough in its fight against Boko Haram.
The Army spokesman, Sani Usman said in a statement the violent sect’s “chief bomb maker and a high-ranking terrorist, was shot dead today” while another was blinded by shrapnels.
Usman said the dead terrorist, apart from his high status in the command structure of the Boko Haram terrorists, was one of their capable hands involved in making improvised explosive devices (IEDs), “coming after their chief scientist, called Abu RPG, who has since been killed.”
“The chief bomb maker was killed by one of the bodyguards of the Boko Haram terrorist leader, Abubakar Shekau as he was about to run away just like several others are doing because of the intensity of Operation Crackdown,” Usman said in the statement.
Usman said one Julelebeeb who was appointed to take over is now completely blind as his two eyes were shattered by shrapnel, in the process of preparing an IED to consolidate his appointment.
HE said this development has dealt a devastating blow on the terrorist capacity on IED preparation, suicide bombing and their ability to sustain their attacks on targets.