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Troops kill Boko Haram commander, Abu Illiya, 32 others in deadly onslaught [Photos]



Lifeless body of Boko Haram Commander, Abu Illiya
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The Nigeria troops of Operation Hadi Kai and members of the civilian joint task force have recorded a major breakthrough as the popular Commander of Boko Haram, Abu Illiya has been taken out.

Also 32 insurgents were also eliminated in a deadly onslaught against the terrorists.

Reports said the troops acted on intelligence on some identified Boko Haram enclaves in the North East of
Kayamari, Habasha and Yuwe villages in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

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According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, multiple intelligence sources indicated that the troops’ superior firepower forced the surviving terrorists to flee in disarray thereby abandoning their property and weapons.

The troops also recovered and destroyed 50 bicycles from the terrorists’ hideouts.

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The newly appointed Theatre Commander, Joint Task Force, North East Operation Hadin Kai, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim Ali shortly after taking over the command pledged to sustain efforts towards ending the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the North East.

To achieve this, according to the new commander, all hands must be on deck.

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