The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), has neutralised a one-eyed Boko Haram commander, Malloum Moussa, and 15 of his foot soldiers during a clearance operation on Lake Chad Island.
The spokesman of the task force Col. Timothy Antigha, disclosed this on Sunday in a statement.
He also said that troops destroyed five gun trucks belonging to the terrorists in the operation.
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Antigha said the troops also arrested a woman whose relationship with the terrorists was yet to be determined.
The spokesman said intelligence report revealed that one-eyed Moussa was a high ranking Boko Haram commander who had jurisdiction in the entire Southern Island, including Daban Masara, Kirta Wulgo and Koleram.
“He was notorious for imposing hefty levies on farmers, fishermen and cattle herders to fund Boko Haram terrorism and insurgency in the locality,” he said.