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Nigerian Air Force says it kills Shekau’s wife in Air Strikes

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The Nigerian Air Force said on Wednesday that it believed the wife of Boko Haram terrorists’ leader, Abubakar Shekau, Mallama Fitdasi, had been killed in air strikes on a hideout in Durwawa area.

Boko Haram leader, Shekau
Abubakar Shekaua

Durwawa is a location in the Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.

The NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, confirmed the strikes.

The Director of Public Relations and Information, NAF Headquarters, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

According to Adesanya, Fitdasi was reported to have been representing her husband in a coordinating meeting with other insurgents at the location of the airstrikes.

He said NAF had carried out aerial attacks on large number of insurgents at Durwawa on Oct. 19.

“Battle Damage Assessment had indeed revealed that the aerial attack set off a fire, causing damage to the insurgents’ structures within the settlement.

“The airstrike also succeeded in neutralising most of the insurgents with a few of them fleeing the location,” he said.

Adesanya said further that efforts were ongoing to confirm the reported killing of Shekau’s wife, alongside other insurgents.

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