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DHQ Reveals Names of Slain Terrorist Leaders in Northern Nigeria

The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) disclosed on Thursday the identities of several terrorist leaders eliminated during various operations conducted in the northern region of the country between January and March 2024.

The DHQ identified the slain terrorist commanders as Abu Bilal Minuki (also known as Abubakar Mainok), the head of Is-Al Furqan Province (ISGS and ISWAP), and Haruna Isiya Boderi, a notorious terrorist who operated in Birnin Gwari Forest in Kaduna State and the Abuja Kaduna Highway.


Other terrorists neutralized during the operations include Kachallah Damina, who was killed alongside over 50 combatants on March 24, and Kachallah Alhaji Dayi, Kachallah Idi (Namaidaro), Kachallah Kabiru (Doka), Kachallah Azarailu (Farin-Ruwa), Kachallah Balejo, Ubangida, and Alhaji Baldu, among others.

Maj. Gen. Edward Buba, the Director Defence Media Operations, announced the names of the terrorists during a press briefing in Abuja, revealing that a total of 2,351 terrorists were eliminated, 2,308 were apprehended, and 1,241 kidnapped hostages were rescued during the specified period.

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