Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau was seriously wounded on his shoulders during the raid.
Usman, who listed the killed Boko Haram leaders to include Abubakar Mubi, Mallam Nuhu and Mallam Hamman, amongst others, added that several others were wounded.
He said fighter pilots of the NAF carried out the raid on August 19, 2016 when the insurgents were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within the Sambisa Forest, Borno State.
“The air interdiction took place last week Friday, August 19, 2016, while the terrorists were performing Friday rituals at Taye village, Gombale general area within Sambisa forest, Borno State.
“Those Boko Haram terrorists commanders confirmed dead include Abubakar Mubi, Mallam Nuhu and Mallam Hamman, amongst others. While their leader, so called “Abubakar Shekau,” is believed to be fatally wounded on his shoulders. Several other terrorists were also wounded.”