A notorious commander of the Boko Haram insurgents who goes by the name, Ameer Dalore, was amongst the 19 members of the Islamist militia gunned down by Nigerian troops currently fighting insurgents in the country’s northeast, officials said.
Ameer Dalore who commanded one of the deadliest terror camps in Dikwa local government area of Borno state was famed for his vicious killing methods especially the beheading of persons captured in that axis.
He and his colleagues reportedly met their waterloo on Sunday when troops, using mine resistant ambush protected (MRAP) vehicles forged through landmines to tackle Ameer Dalore.
Spokesman of the nation’s army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said the operation was executed by operatives from the 22 Brigade Garrison.
“The troops carried out clearing operation at Dalore camp on Sunday in which they killed 19 Boko Haram terrorists among whom was Ameer of Dalore.
The troops also captured 2 AK-47 rifles, 1 small machine gun and 1 hand grenade and recovered 4 pickup vehicles,’’ Usman said.
He added that a total of 67 hostages, comprising women and children were rescued from the terrorists.
“The freed hostages are undergoing screening at internally displaced persons camp in Dikwa.
He said however that the troops’ vehicle ran into a buried explosive that damaged a tyre.[Leadership]