The Joint Task Force (JTF) in Borno State has claimed it had killed Momodu Bama, second-in-command to the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, during a recent confrontation in the state.
The task force also claimed that Bama’s father, Abatcha Flatari, a spiritual leader of the sect, was also killed during the confrontation.
The JTF claimed that Bama and his father were killed in a counter attack in Bama, when the sect attacked the riot police base in Bama, headquarters of Bama Local Government Area of the state on August 4, adding that the killing was contrary to report in some quarters that another Muhammad Bama, on whose head a bounty of N10 million was placed, was killed in Mubi, Adamawa State.
Spokesman of the JTF, Lt. Col. Sagir Musa, while confirming the killing said Momodu was killed along with his father during an attack on police base, adding that even before his killing, the JTF had placed N25 million bounty on his head and not N10 million as claimed by the report.
Defending why the JTF have not said anything about it since Bama’s killing, Musa said it took the JTF this long to break the news of the killing of Bama and his father to the media because they wanted to be sure they were actually the ones fell in the confrontation in order to guard against misinformation.
Musa, showing a flyer where Bama and his leader, Abubakar Shekau, were declared wanted with bounties of N25 million and N50 million respectively, said Bama was the second-in-command to Shekau and next in notoriety to the sect leader.
The JTF spokesman stated that Momodu was an indigene of Bama town and a member of the Boko Haram Shurra committee (decision-making or highest body of the sect), adding that he was a tall, slim and dark man, who spoke Kanuri, Hausa, Arabic and English languages well.
He added that Bama was one of the most vicious and heartless killers in the group with a penchant for slaughtering his victims.
The spokesman said the father of the slain Boko Haram sect leader, Abatcha Flatari, was one of the spiritual mentors of the Boko Haram terrorists in charge of indoctrinating child foot soldiers, who were in most cases abducted.
Musa, however, assured residents of the state that major roads and GSM lines would soon be opened, noting that the security situation was improving.
Also confirming the killing of Bama, the Director of Defence Information (DDI), Brig-Gen. Chris Olukolade, disclosed that Bama was killed during a shoot-out with the troops of JTF who were determined to dislodge the terrorists, who recently massacred about 60 people in some parts of Borno State.
“As troops intensify pursuit of terrorists who have been unleashing mayhem in Borno and Yobe communities, the death of Momodu Bama, said to be the second-in-command to the leader of Shekau, has been confirmed by other arrested terrorists.
“This followed encounters with the terrorists around the Bama corridor. Momodu Bama has been personally leading the attacks against troops and innocent citizens in the communities of Yobe and Adamawa,” Olukolade said.
The slain leader of the insurgents was said to have assumed his current duties, when the former second-in-command to Mohammed Marwana, broke ranks with Shekau into a rival Boko Haram sect that was alleged to be negotiating with Alhaji Taminu Turaki-led Presidential Committee on Dialogue and Peaceful Resolution on Security Challenges in the North (Amnesty Committee).
“Oke Wasn’t Killed By Stray Bullet, He Was Stabbed By Thugs” – Brother Claims
Information Nigeria recalls a graphics designer identified as Oke, was killed hours after tweeting “Nigeria will not kill me” on Wednesday.
It was reported that the young man had passed away after he was hit by a stray bullet.
The deceased’s younger brother, Daniel has come out to clear the air regarding the circumstances leading to his death.
Daniel revealed his brother was stabbed on the neck by thugs who infiltrated and ransacked their home.
In his words;
“Good day, My name is Obi-Enadhuze Daniel younger brother of the now deceased Okechukwu Obi-Enadhuze @O_Okee . I, my brother and mother lived at makinde police barracks, mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.
Today at about 11 o’clock in the morning the police station at makinde was attacked by thugs who wanted to destroy the station, I my mom and brother were holed up in our house.
The attack went on for hours before the thugs eventually breached the police and proceeded to set the station on fire, after accomplishing this they set their sights to the barracks and began the assault, they proceeded to destroy every car in the barracks, my mom’s 2 cars where destroyed and set on fire and then they infiltrated our house by breaking the door they then proceeded to ransack the house and carted away with everything we own.
my brother on trying to get them to take everything but spare us was pushed to my mom’s room and stabbed on the neck, the attacker then proceeded to attack me but missed my neck but got my chin instead, after this my mom and I carried my brothers body to the entrance of the station soliciting for help from the thugs still ravaging the barracks, we were finally able to put him in a wheelbarrow and took him to a hospital where he was rejected because “he was already dead” unfazed we moved him to another hospital where he met the same treatment this was where he bled his last drops of blood and died, his body has now been moved to a morgue
we have lost every single thing we own, as our house was completely ransacked and set on fire the only thing left is my brothers phone and at about 8 o’clock this evening the barracks was still on fire but Okechukwu has paid with the ultimate price
I and my mother are homeless with nothing now but we’re safe for now, we thank everyone that has been able to reach out to us, and were able to share consoling words with us in these trying times, God bless you
While we were holed up in the house the three of us said these words together and we say it again ” THREE OF US ARE HERE, THREE OF US ARE TOGETHER, THREE OF US ARE SAFE”
Let it be known that my brother @O_Okee was NOT killed by a police bullet but died a hero protecting my mother and I.
If you see this please retweet, let the world know how Okechukwu died. He was NOT killed by a police bullet but thugs in his home!”
See his post below:
Youths Burn Down Sanwo-Olu’s Mother’s House In Lagos (VIDEO)
Lagos youths have set the family house of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on fire.
This was after the Governor said that no nobody was killed during the shooting by soldiers at Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Sanwo-Olu had debunked claims that the soldiers opened fire and killed some peaceful protesters.
Recall that men of the Nigerian Army reportedly opened fire on protesters following the declaration of 24 hours curfew by the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwolu.
Bullets fired by security operatives hit some persons and at least two persons have been confirmed killed by the police and many injured
Voices in viral footage blamed the shootings on soldiers.
However, the angry youth attacked several important places such as Nigeria Port Authority, TVC News, and the family house of the Governor where his mother resides.
After Governor @jidesanwoolu said the "soldiers shot in the air to disperse the peaceful protesters." And thar their's no fatalities
Lagos youths set Governor's Mother's House on FIRE!! #PRAYFORNIGERIA#EndSARS #Lekkitollgate #LekkiGenocide #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeraNOW pic.twitter.com/QaOvSHwXdk
— Nwachukwu John Owen (@johnowen99) October 21, 2020
#LekkiMassacre: Hoodlums Storm TVC Station In Lagos; Set Properties On Fire (Video)
Hoodlums have reportedly invaded the headquarters of popular news station, TVC, believed to be owned by National Leader of APC, Bola Tinubu.
According to reports, the staff of the news station are being trapped in the building located in Lagos.
The moment Morayo and Co decided to leave the station after it had been taken over by hoodlums.
— My Opinion (@Diji_O) October 21, 2020
Videos circulating online shows that properties in the compound have also been set ablaze.
The news station is currently off air and this comes hours after Nigerians accused the Lagos politician of having a hand in the #LekkiMassacre.
Information Nigeria recalls security agents had opened fire at peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki Tollgate on Tuesday.
In a video circulating online, the anchors of one of the shows, ‘Your View’ were heard saying that there were hoodlums at their gate trying to break into the premises.
Watch the video clips below:
— Itz CakeByTolex (@tolulope_salako) October 21, 2020
— POSTNAIJA (@POSTNAIJA) October 21, 2020
— Angry mob attacks TVC , set the station on fire.. pic.twitter.com/xEDpLeWkpW
— VyrãlTreñdz (@TheVyralTrendz) October 21, 2020
‘Hoodlums’ have reportedly invaded news station, TVC and are attacking their people. pic.twitter.com/h90bWoL37o
— Pulse Nigeria (@PulseNigeria247) October 21, 2020
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