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ISWAP kills two Boko Haram commanders in Borno

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri
21 September 2022   |   5:01 am
The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have killed two Boko Haram commanders in Gaizuwa community of Bama Local Council of Borno State

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The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have killed two Boko Haram commanders in Gaizuwa community of Bama Local Council of Borno State.

Abou Hamza and Abou Ibrahim were killed after ISWAP fighters stormed their hideout camp by midnight on September 17, 2022.

Confirming the incident, yesterday, in Maiduguri, a counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, disclosed that the commanders were executed in a silent operation of ISWAP terrorists.

He added that their bodies were found in their homes in the early hours of September 18, 2022.

Besides the neutralisation of the commanders, 70 Boko Haram terrorists were mobilised in two groups, from the Mafa, Karkut, Shiwai, lawe Kanuriye, Kirwa and Amtifur axis, to wage reprisal attacks against ISWAP.

“But the Boko Haram terrorists, however, came under another heavy attack, killing an unspecified number of them,” Makama said.

He noted that this led the Boko Haram fighters to scamper in different directions, as some of them, along with their weapons, were captured.

Makama explained that with a series of attacks on the Boko Haram faction in the last two months, the fighters are currently in disarray and incapable of fighting the Nigerian military and the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in the Lake Chad region.