Boko Haram terrorist commander Alhaji Modu has been killed along with 27 other terrorists in an airstrike by troops of the Operation Hadin Kai Air Task Force ATF, in Borno State.

Also known as Bem Bem, Modu an his gang members were neutralized around Mandara mountains in Gwoza Local Government Area of the State.

Military sources disclosed that the operation was coordinated following credible intelligence reports which revealed that the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters had converged in large numbers in the area in readiness to launch fresh attack in some areas.

According to reports, Modu, formerly a robber and drug baron before he joined the terrorist group, led the attack and displacement of Baa in 214.

He killed hundreds of innocent citizens in the town before declaring it a Boko Haram caliphate. He has also been coordinating attacks around Cameroon and Niger Republic.

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