The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has said the wife of the leader of Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau, may have been killed during air strikes on Duruwa village in Borno.
The Air Force, air Commodore, Olatokunbo Adesanya, said Shekau’s wife, Mallama Fitdasi was said to be representing her husband at a meeting with other terrorists members at the location, when the fighter jets struck.
In a statement issued by Adesanya, NAF said it has intensify efforts to confirm the reported killing of Shekau’s wife, alongside other Boko Haram terrorists members.
He said: “Human intelligence indicates that the wife of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Organisation, Mallama Fitdasi, appeared to have been killed in recent successful airstrikes on DURWAWA settlement on the outskirts of URGA, near KONDUGA.
”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 BHTs 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.’’