by Isi Esene
A close associate of the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau has been confirmed dead by the Defence Headquarters yesterday.
According to a statement signed by the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brigadier General Chris Olukolade in Abuja, two other terrorists connected to the sect leader are currently being held by the military.
The deceased terrorist was said to have died while running an errand for Shekau.
Among the other two terrorists in the custody of the multinational Joint Task Force was a man confirmed to be a Nigerien national.
“The three were in the process of crossing the border to the neighbouring Niger Republic through the Lake Chad. The three have been confirmed to have operated in Baga and participated in perpetrating arson and other atrocities around the vicinity of the town. They have been relocating from place to place since they left Baga last month,” the DHQ reportedly stated.
The Defence Headquarters also confirmed that more towns were being secured in the operations to rid the nation’s territories of terrorist activities.