Nigeria’s air force says it has killed a
number of senior fighters of Islamists
militant group Boko Haram and seriously
wounded the group’s overall leader
Abubakar Shekau in a raid on their
hideout in Sambisa forest.
Government places attacked the
militants inside the forest located in its
northeast heartland on Friday.
“Their leader, so called ‘Abubakar
Shekau’, is believed to be fatally
wounded on his shoulders,” military spokesperson Colonel Sani Kakusheka Usman says.
This revelation comes as US Secretary of
State John Kerry landed in the country in
his two-nation tour of Africa.
Kerry was in Kenya on Monday and is due to travel to Saudi Arabia upon his completion of the Nigerian visit.
He is due to meet President Muhammadu Buhari on the fight against Boko Haram.