By Muhammad Sabiu
In airstrikes orchestrated around the shores of Lake Chad in Borno State, the Nigerian military killed an ISWAP Commander, Modu Kime, also known as Abou Maryam, and his militants, PRNigeria reports.
The senior ISWAP Commanding Officer met his death in airstrikes carried out on the river banks of Bisko and Tumbum Tawaye in the Abadam Local Government Area.
The operation was carried out after intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) missions revealed the terror Kingpin’s position while coordinating strikes.
According to reports from the ground, scores of terrorists and the commander were killed due to the air interdiction.
An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that Abou Maryam, who has the phone number +22788036182, was on intelligence services’ radar.
The officer was quoted as saying, “For some times we had been intercepting his communication and his coordination of attacks by his terror group, mostly in Borno State.
“He had operated around the axis of Tumbum Tawaye, Bisko, Garere, Arkumma and Dumbawa, Zari and Gundumbali LGA.
“Abou Maryam coordinated attacks on military troops and soft-targets mostly around Damasak, Nganzai and Gajiram and sometimes on [the] outskirts of Maiduguri.”