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Air Force kills 300 B’Haram insurgents, as DSS arrests sect’s spiritual leader



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The Chief of Air Staff, CAS, Air Marshal Sadiq Abubakar, has revealed that the Nigerian Air Force killed bout 300 Boko Haram members in one night after a raid in Borno State.

This is just as the Department of State Services, DSS, Monday, said it has arrested an alleged Spiritual leader of the Islamic sect in Kano, Mudahsiru Jibrin.

The Air Force chief stated this in Bama, Borno State while addressing men and officers of the Force.

Abubakar said: “I cannot but say thank you. I am very happy to note that since August 16 to now, you undertook extensive air operations and we were able to deal with these terrorists trying to make life difficult for our people.

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“I want to say from the briefing that I received from the Air component commander that I am satisfied with what you have done.

“Of particular note is the operation you conducted on the 19th of this month, it was a night operation and we were very lucky to deal with these guys (insurgents) who had en-massed and were planning an attack . We are very happy to note that about 300 of them will not be available to commit evil again.”

The DSS, in a statement by its spokesman, Tony Opuiyo, said Jibrin is the spiritual leader of the newly uncovered Boko Haram cell in Kano.

According to the statement, preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was brain behind the shooting of some students at Government Secondary School , Mamudo village near Potiskum, Yobe State, in 2013.

By Timothy Enietan-Matthews

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