The Nigerian Air Force on Wednesday disclosed that the wife of the terrorist leader, Abubakar Shekau, may have been killed in a military operation.
According to the Director of Public Relations and Information, (DOPRI), Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, in a statement in Abuja, said that “human intelligence report indicates that the wife of the leader of the Boko Haram Terrorists, Mallama Fitdasi, appeared to have been killed.”
National Daily learnt that Operation Ruwan Ruta 11 was met to take out Boko Haram insurgents.
The airstrikes spearheaded by Alpha jets and complimented by other new acquisition in its fleet, was carried out recently at Durwawa settlement on the outskirts of Urga, near Konduga.
The wife, Mallama Fitdasi was reported to have been representing her husband in a coordinating meeting with other terrorists at the location when the airforce jets stroke.
National Daily recalls that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had reported a successful aerial attack of a large number of Boko Haram Terrorists at Durwawa on 19 October 2017.
It was gathered that “Battle Damage Assessment” had revealed that the aerial attack set off a fire, causing damage to the terrorists structures within the settlement thereby neutralizing most of them while a few were said to have fled the location.
However, Air Cdre Adesanya reiterated that efforts are ongoing to confirm the status of the terrorists caught up in the attack.