Nigeria : Boko Haram leader's wife killed in airstrike
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Oct 25, Abuja : Nigerian Air Force said Human Intelligence indicates that the wife of the leader of the Boko Haram Terrorists Mallama Fitdasi, appeared to have been killed in recent successful airstrikes on Durwawa settlement on the outskirts of urga, near Kunduga Borno state Northeastern Nigeria. This was contained in a statement signed by Director of Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore, Olatokunbo Adesanya. The statement reads that "Mallama Fitdasi was reported to have been representing her husband in a coordinating meeting with other terrorists at the location of the airstrike," It is recalled that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had reported the successful aerial attack of a large number of BHTs at DURWAWA on 19 October 2017. Battle Damage Assessment had indeed revealed that the aerial attack set off a fire, causing damage to the BHT structures within the settlement and neutralized most of the BHTs with a few of them fleeing the location. The air force further added that efforts are ongoing to confirm the reported killing of Shekau’s wife, alongside other BHTs. Boko Haram crisis have displaced over 1 million people from Northeast since the crisis began in 2009.
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