Troops of the Operation Hadin Kai Air Task Force have killed an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) commander, Alhaji Modu, and 27 other terrorists in Borno State.
Naija News learned that Modu popularly referred to as “Bem Bem” and his gang members were killed during a military airstrike around Mandara mountains in the Gwoza Local Government Area of the state.
According to military sources, the troops launched the airstrike on the terrorists following credible intelligence reports that the ISWAP fighters had converged in large numbers in the area to attack some villages.
The sources said Modu was under the supervision of a top Boko Haram leader, Ali Ngoshe, who both reside inside the caves in Mandara mountain from where they coordinate attacks in Nigeria, Cameroon, and the Niger Republic.
It is understood that Modu was a renowned drug baron and armed robber before he was recruited by the ISWAP hierarchy.
He was also the mastermind behind the displacement of Bama town in 2014, killing hundreds of innocent citizens before declaring it a Boko Haram caliphate.
This article was originally published on Naija News