At least 12 fighters, and relatives of the notorious terror kingpin, Bello Turji, were killed in an air raid.
They were killed in an air raid by the Nigerian Airforce on Turji’s hideout in the Fakai community of Shinkafi local government area, Zamfara State, on Saturday afternoon.
An Air Force source at the Forward Operation Base in neighbouring Katsina, who asked not to be named for security concerns also confirmed the raid.
The senior officer said the notorious kingpin’s whereabouts were still unknown as of Sunday morning.
A former councillor in the Fakai community, who also sought anonymity, said the terrorists were inside an uncompleted mosque when the soldiers struck.
According to the politician, the militias included men and women, adding that Turji was not in the town during the attack.