Nigerian troops have killed a Boko Haram fighter, nicknamed Spiderman, in Borno.
The man, who always mounted a gun truck, wearing the Spiderman’s mask, met his waterloo on 26 September after an encounter with Nigerian troops following renewed clashes with insurgents in the north-east.
Texas Chukwu, Army Director of Public Relations, said the insurgents, who were in nine gun trucks, were repelled by troops of 145 Battalion deployed for Operation Lafiya Dole following superior power of the vigilant troops.
Spiderman was among the Boko Haram fighters who attacked Garshigar community of Mobar Local Government Area in Borno on Wednesday.
According to Gen. Chukwu, “Preliminary battle damage assessment reveals that the overwhelming superior power of the troops devastated the insurgents, inflicting human and equipment casualty on the insurgents which forced them to withdraw in disarray.”
The director said that the gallant troops regrouped after the fierce encounter and dominated the general area of Garshigar and its environs with fighting patrols.
“The good people of Mobar Local Government are urged to remain calm and be assured of troops’ commitment to providing adequate security in the general area,” he added.