A Boko Haram commander, Abu Imrana, has been shot dead in a gun battle with soldiers in Borno state.
This was made known to newsmen yesterday
Imrana was said to be among the insurgents who fell to the superior firepower of the military in the Marte area of Borno state.
In recent times, the BOKO haram insurgents started to attack Military base and north-east communities.
In the attack, not less than 150 people were killed, across
Monguno and Gubio local government areas of Borno last week.
The group further maimed a soldier and policeman whom they captured about two weeks ago.
Accordjng to a source, the late militant commander, coordinated the recent attacks in Monguno, Gubio and Nganzai.
He was said to be formerly working for Abubakar Shekau faction of the sect but later moved to the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
His death is no doubt a boost to the fight against insurgency.