The Joint Task Force, JTF, in Borno State, says it has killed Momodu Bama, the second top leader of the deadly Boko Haram sect.
JFT spokesman, Sagir Musa, said Bama was killed alongside his father, Abatcha Flatari, a spiritual leader of the sect in charge of indoctrinating child foot soldiers who were in most cases abducted.
He said the incident took place during an counter on August 4, when members of the sect attacked the Mobile police base in the state.
Musa said that before this time, a bounty of N25 million had been placed on Bama.
The JTF explained that the delay in breaking the news about the deaths was because they wanted to be sure they had got the right targets in order not to misinform the public.
Momodu Bama was an indigene of Bama town in Bama local government area of Borno State and a member of the Boko Haram Shurra committee, the decision making or highest body of the sect.
The JTF also described Bama was one of the most vicious and heartless killers in the group with penchant for slaughtering his victims.