A report by ThisDay, indicates that the Military authorities have said that with the grand offensive mounted by the Armed Forces of Nigeria against Boko Haram and the Islamic State for West African Province, ISWAP, the terror Leader, Abubakar Shekau, may soon surrender.
It was gathered that the Military authorities also confirmed the killing of key Boko Haram Commanders during airstrikes on Durbarda, Borno State.
Speaking at a briefing in Abuja, which was attended by the Leadership of DICON, led by Major-General Victor Ezugwu, the Coordinator of the Directorate of Defence Media Operations, Major-General John Enenche, said that while there is no official contact with the Terror Leader, his body language showed that he is ready to surrender.
He added that Boko Haram has been degraded by the ongoing pounding of its Forces and structures.
“If you talk about body language, the body language is there. If he makes any move in that regard, you will know, but from the onslaught from troops, they cannot hide anymore”, he said.
He stated that more airstrikes conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, killed key Boko Haram Commanders.
“Several key Boko Haram terrorists, Boko Haram/ISWAP Leaders, have been killed, and their structures destroyed in airstrikes conducted by the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, at Durbada, in Borno State.
“The operation was executed on the heels of credible Human Intelligence, HUMINT, reports, which were confirmed by a series of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance, ISR, missions, indicating that the settlement was one of the locations where some of the terrorists’ hierarchy often hibernate”, he said.
He explained that fighter jets dispatched by the Air Task Force took turns in attacking the location, scoring accurate hits within the target area, which resulted in the death of many terrorists.
“Others who were seen attempting to flee the area, were taken out in follow-on attacks. The Armed Forces of Nigeria, in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North-East, will sustain the offensive against the enemies of our nation”, he noted further.