The military Joint Task Force Has announced that one of Nigeria’s most wanted men, Momodu Bama also known as Abu Saad was killed during a gun battle in Borno State on August 4 when the Boko Haram sect attacked a police formation in Bama. The slain terrorist had a N 25 million price tag placed on him while he evaded the law before he was eventually killed.
According to a statement issued by the JTF on Tuesday, Bama was second in command to Abubakar Shekau, the leader of the sect and also the operation officer of the sect. He was described as one of the most “vicios and heartless killers in the group with penchant for slaughtering his victims.”
Col Sagir Musa, who signed the statement disclosed that Bama’s father, Abatcha Flatari was also killed. He was said to be one of the sect’s spiritual mentors. He was also in charge of “indoctrinating child foot soldiers who are mainly abducted children.”
Momodu Bama was believed to have spearheaded the kidnap of 92-year-old former Minister, Shettima Ali Monguno in May as well as the kidnap of 7 members of a French family who were abducted in northern Cameroon and taken across the border into Nigeria.