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Army confirms killing Kachalla, 3 other terrorists in air strikes


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Military authorities in Nigeria, have confirmed the killing of four notorious terrorist commanders in air strikes within the week.

The terrorists neutralized are Machika, Haro, Dan Muhammadu and Ali Alhaji Alheri, popularly called Kachalla Ali Kawaje.

Maj.-Gen. Edward Buba, the Director, Defence Media Operations, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.

He said Machika was a top terrorist bomb expert and younger brother of notorious terrorist (Dogo Gide) while Haro and Dan Muhammadu were specialist in abduction and assault operations.

He said a synchronised strike between air and ground forces aimed at the same target on Dec. 11, killed Kachalla Kawaje, a known terrorist leader behind the abduction of the students of Federal University Gusau, Zamfara.

Buba added that Kachalla was eliminated in Munya local government area of Niger along with many of his foot soldiers.

According to him, the military is fast closing in on others and they will equally suffer the same fate.

Mr Buba said that air assets conducted aggressive air flights on confirmed locations active with the movement of terrorist commanders and their foot soldiers.

Speaking further, he said that the strikes carried out resulted in the killing of over 38 terrorist commanders and their foot soldiers, while 159 others were arrested.

“The armed forces is hunting down prominent terrorist leaders and engaging them wherever they are hiding.

“The military will continue to take the fight to the terrorists and their cohorts until they are destroyed or surrendered.”

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