Abu Imrana, a Boko Haram commander, has been killed in a gun battle with soldiers in Borno state.
A security source disclosed this to TheCable on Monday, saying Imrana is among the insurgents who fell to the superior firepower of the military in the Marte area of Borno state.
Boko Haram renewed its attacks on military formations and north-east communities in recent times.
At least 150 people were killed in attacks across Monguno and Gubio local government areas of Borno last week.
A soldier and a policeman who were captured two weeks ago were killed publicly by the grouo.
The source said the late militant commander, coordinated the recent attacks in Monguno, Gubio and Nganzai.