Nigeria: Boko Haram leader killed in air strike

Nigeria: Boko Haram leader killed in air strike

Nigerian army announced on Sunday that it killed the leader of the Boko Haram militant group, Alhaji Modu, alias Bem Bem, last week, the BBC reported.

The army said 28 militants were also killed in the airstrike carried out on 3 August in the north-western Borno State.

Modu allegedly coordinated Boko Haram attacks in Nigeria, Niger, and Cameroon from caves in the Mandara mountains.

Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert quoted by various local media, says Modu was an armed robber before becoming a Boko Haram commander.

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