Ibikunle Daramola, Borno, Boko Haram
Air Marshal Sadique Baba Abubakar, the chief of air staff in Nigeria

Mallama Fitdasi, a wife of Abubakar Shekau, the leader of Islamist terrorist group, Boko Haram has been killed in an airstrike near Konduga in Borno State, a statement from the Nigerian Air Force says.

The statement, e-mailed to The Trent on Wednesday, October 25, 2017, signed by Olatokunbo Adesanya, a spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, revealed that Fitdasi was co-ordinating a meeting with her husband and other terrorists at the location when she was killed.

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Picture taken from a March 5, 2013 video shows Abubakar Shekau (C), the leader of Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, flanked by two armed and hooded fighters in an undisclosed place. (Photo Credit: AFP/Boko Haram)

“Human Intelligence indicates that the wife of the leader of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Organization, Mallama Fitdasi, appeared to have been killed in recent successful airstrikes on DURWAWA settlement on the outskirts of URGA, near KONDUGA,” Air Commodore Adesanya said in the statement.

“Mallama Fitdasi was reported to have been representing her husband in a coordinating meeting with other terrorists at the location of the airstrikes.”

“It is recalled that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had reported the successful aerial attack of a large number of Boko Haram terrorists at DURWAWA on 19 October 2017.

“Battle Damage Assessment had indeed revealed that the aerial attack set off a fire, causing damage to the BHT structures within the settlement and neutralized most of the BHTs with a few of them fleeing the location.

“Efforts are ongoing to confirm the reported killing of Shekau’s wife, alongside other Boko Haram terrorists,” the statement ended.

Buhari Defeats Boko Haram?

Late December 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari declared victory over the Islamist terrorist group after Nigerian troops announced that they have recaptured Camp Zero in Sambisa forest, the base of the deadliest terrorist group in the world.

The Nigerian Army later presented the president with the flag belonging to the terrorist group in a “mission accomplished” ceremony.

Since the declaration a week ahead of Christmas Day 2016, Boko Haram has launched a number of deadly attacks in the North Eastern region of the country where the terrorists have murdered at least 50,000 since they began their campaign to establish an Islamic caliphate in the country.

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