The two commanders belonged to the Abubakar Shekau faction and have been on the military watchlist.
Abul-Bas was the second in command to Abu Fatima, while Ibn Habib was the commander in charge of Njimia and Parisu camps in the Sambisa Forest.
According to a statement on Saturday by the Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, the renewed offensive operations by the troops of Operation Tura Takaibango in Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre, has continued to inflict heavy casualties on the Boko Haram terrorists and the Islamic State in West Africa Province criminals.
The statement titled, ‘Troops of Lafiya Dole eliminate two most wanted Boko Haram commanders in Sambisa Forest,’ said the troops also recovered three General Purpose Machine Guns, seven AK47 rifles, a belt of ammunition containing 446 rounds of 7.62mm, one Boxer motorcycle and one ITEL 2160 mobile phone, among others.punch