There are indications that the wife of the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has been killed in air raids by the Nigerian Air Force.
In a statement, the spokesperson of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Olatokunbo Adesanya, said on Wednesday that “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.”
According to him: “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.”
He said efforts were ongoing to confirm the reported killing of Shekau’s wife, alongside other members of the sect.