After an eight-hour gun combat between the Boko Haram sect in Sokoto and a combined team of security forces including soldiers and operatives of the State Security Service, a top commander of the Boko Haram popularly called Buwayayye (meaning ‘The Untouchable’ in Hausa language) was killed while another was captured yesterday.
Eleven people including women and children were also rescued, new reports say.
According to reports, the brigade commander, 1 Brigade, Brig. Gen. Ta’siu Ibrahim, confirmed the operation and one resident around Gidan Dare, Kalambaina in Wamakko local government area of the state, told reporters that they were forced to say their last prayers, as all they could hear throughout the night was continuous gunshot.
“I want to intimate you with our activities within the last 24 hours in ensuring that the atmosphere of peace prevails, especially in this holy month that we are in — the Ramadan period. Despite the fact that it is a holy month, a few hoodlums – to be specific, terrorists – are hell-bent on causing mayhem and destruction, and spilling the blood of innocent citizens,” Ibrahim said.