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ISWAP Commander, Modu Kime, also known as Abou Maryam, and his fighters met their death in an airstrike the Ngerian military coordinated and executed on the fringes of Lake Chad.
The raid took place on the river banks of Bisko and Tumbum Tawaye in Abadam, Borno after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
Scores of other terrorists were eliminated in the process.
Abou Maryam, with a mobile phone number +22788036182 had been on the radar of Intelligence services had been a person of interest to the military for long.
“For some times we had been intercepting his communication and his coordination of attacks by his terror group, mostly in Borno State,” a military source told PRNigeria.
“He had operated around the axis of Tumbum Tawaye, Bisko, Garere, Arkumma and Dumbawa, Zari and Gundumbali LGA.
“Abou Maryam coordinated attacks on military troops and soft-targets mostly around Damasak, Nganzai and Gajiram and sometimes on outskirts of Maiduguri,” he said.
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