The Nigerian Army on Monday said Boko Haram’s “chief bomb maker” has been shot dead.
The Army said the chief bomb maker, whose name was not given, was shot dead on Monday by one of the body guards to the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, as he was about to run away like several others following the heat brought down on the terrorist sect by “Operation CRACKDOWN”.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the chief bomb maker was one of the capable hands in the terrorist sect who was involved in making Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
His death, Mr. Usman, a Colonel, said came on the heels of the death of Boko Haram’s chief scientist simply called ‘Abu RPG’, who was killed a long time ago.
In the same vein, the Army spokesman said one Julelebeeb, who was appointed to take over as chief bomb maker, is now completely blind because his two eyes were shattered by shrapnel in the process of preparing an improvised explosive device, IED, to consolidate his appointment.
According to the statement, this development has dealt a deadly blow to the terrorists’ capacity to prepare IEDs, carry out suicide bombings and their ability to sustain their criminal acts.