Troops of Multinational Joint Task Force, MNJTF, prosecuting the war against Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad fringes, have killed senior Boko Haram Commander and 15 of his men in a heavy gun fight.
Also destroyed with the help of Air force aircraft attached to MNJTF were five gun trucks belonging to the sect.
Col. Timothy Antigha, the spokesman of the task force, said: “In the continuing escalation of offensive operations aimed at making islands and other settlements in Lake Chad untenable for Boko Haram terrorists, troops of MNJTF, weekend, embarked on clearance operation in Kerenoa and adjourning areas.
“Contact was made with Boko Haram terrorists at Andakar Camp.
“In the ensuing fire fight, Malloum Moussa, Boko Haram Commander, along with 15 of his men were neutralised. Five gun trucks were also destroyed.
“A woman, whose relationship with the terrorists is yet to be determined was apprehended.
“Information gathered has revealed that Malloum Moussa, who had one eye, was a high ranking Boko Haram Commander, who had jurisdiction in the entire southern islands, including Daban Masara, Kirta Wulgo and Koleram.
“He was notorious for imposing levies on farmers, fishermen and cattle herders.”