Alhaji Modu, commonly known as "Bem Bem," was taken out by members of the Air Task Force (ATF), Operation Hadin Kai. Modu is a notorious leader of the Boko Haram terrorist organization.

In Borno State, Modu was slain along with 27 other terrorists.

This comes after Air Marshal Oladayo Amao, the Chief of the Air Staff (CAS), ordered operational commanders of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) to "show no mercy" and make sure they use the greatest amount of firepower against terrorists posing security threats to the nation.

On August 3, 2022, military airstrikes on Mandara Mountain in Borno State's Gwoza local government area resulted in the deaths of "Bem Bem" and his fighters.

According to an intelligence report obtained by Zagazola Makama, a security analyst and counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, and made available to LEADERSHIP on Sunday, a battle damage assessment showed that the air interdiction had a devastating impact on the number of jihadists killed and seriously injured.

According to sources, the operation was carried out in response to reliable intelligence information showing that Boko Haram members were gathering in large numbers with the purpose of carrying out assaults.

Popular drug lord "Bem Bem" progressed from armed robber to leader of Boko Haram.

Before he declared Bama town to be a caliphate in 2014, he took part in the town's displacement and the killing of hundreds of people.