By Priscilla Amanze
The Nigerian Army says a guard of Boko Haram leader; Abubakar Shekau killed the terrorists group’s bomb maker while he was trying to flee military bombardment of the Sambisa Forest. The statement by Acting Director of Public Relations, Sani Usman, a colonel, said the deceased was the group’s “chief bomb maker” and specialist “in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), coming after their chief scientist, called Abu RPG, who was killed long ago”.
“This is what will be described as a major breakthrough in the clearance and rescue operation by the Nigerian military and to also confirm that all is not well within the Boko Haram terrorists’ camp, as their chief bomb maker and a high ranking terrorist, was shot dead today.
Usman further claimed that another bomb maker appointed to replace the deceased –Julelebeeb – “is now blind” because his two eyes were shattered by shrapnel, in the process of preparing an IED to consolidate his appointment”. Usman believes the development “has dealt a devastating blow on the terrorists’ capacity on IED preparation, suicide bombing and their ability to sustain their criminal acts”.