The Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) has confirmed the killing of a notorious terrorist identified as Mallam Bakura, a former ISWAP leader who later teamed up with elusive Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.
Colonel Timothy Antigha, Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF, revealed this on Friday in a statement where he further informed that Bakura was exterminated on Thursday during a devastating joint air and artillery interdiction at his hideout by the Force.
The statement issued by Antigha reads thus; “Battle Damage Assessment of the joint and combined interdiction indicates that Mallam Bakura and his aides have been killed.
“After Impact, his makeshift abode and headquarters concealed within vegetation and abandoned buildings were completely obliterated.
“Bakura was a key figure in ISWAP, but became a factional leader in 2018, following disagreements with Abu-Mossad Albarnawee.
“Later he teamed up with Shekau’s Boko Haram. Bakura was active in the southern parts of Niger Republic and some islands in Lake Chad,” the statement by the MNJTF added.