A suspected notorious Boko Haram Ameer (leader), Abubakar Gana, who is said to be responsible for the butchering hundreds of people captured alive by the insurgents, have been killed by the army fighting insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country.
Gana was said to have ruthless in slaughtering people with no remorse. For this he was said to have attained the rank of chief of the sect’s killer squad.
A fearless and “merciless” killer that he led a group of fighters, despite the continuing defeat his group suffered in the hands of Nigerian troops, to stage an ambush on advancing troops of the Nigeria Army on Friday, near Chukungudu village of Borno State, officials.
However, he met his Waterloo there.
In a statement Saturday by Acting Public Relations Officer of the Nigerian Army, Col. Sani Usman, said, a carefully planned and deliberate attack comprising troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, and 153 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division and 8 Task Force Division as well as Nigeria Air Force Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) and some Civilian JTF, was carried out on Boko Haram terrorists stronghold and camp at Chukungudu on Friday 3rd May 2016, which led to the killing of Gana and others.
According to the statement: “While advancing to the location, the troops encountered Boko Haram terrorists ambush positions at Muskari, Gilam and Hausari before descending on their main objective at Chukungudu.
“During the encounter at the camp, the troops killed 19 Boko Haram Terrorists including their notorious leader in the area called Ameer Abubakar Gana. They also discovered and destroyed the terrorists Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making factory, discovered and successfully detonated 4 primed IEDs. The troops also recovered 2 Anti-Aircraft Guns, 1 AK-47 Rifle, a Pistol, 1 Rocket Propelled Gun (RPG) Bomb, 1 AK-47 Magazine, 267 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) metal links ammunition and 23 rounds of 12.7mm belt ammunition. Other recovered items include a Canter truck, 1 Gun truck, 1 Land Rover vehicle and a Toyota Hilux vehicle.”