Nigerian army kills 12 ISWAP leaders in one week, releases names

In the last week, the Nigerian military has killed 12 leaders of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

On April 6, Abu-Rabi, Muhammed Likita, and their bodyguards were killed by airstrikes and ground artillery bombardments.

They were defeated in Borno State’s Kusuma, Sigir in Ngala, and Arijallamari in Abadam Local Government Areas.

Three more commanders, Ameer Umar, Abu Ubaida, and Abu Salim, were killed by forces on April 10.

They were ambushed while attempting to attack locals and rustle cows near the Nigerian-Cameroonian border near Wulgo, Logomania axis.

Other military operations took place in Tudun Wulgo, Zari, Tumbun Alhaji, Kusuma, and Sigir in the Ngala and Arijallamari Local Government Areas, as well as in Abadam, Marte, and Ngala.

Ameer Mallam Bello, Ba’a kaka Tunkushe, Abu Muktar Al-Ansari, Ameer Abba Kaka, Abu Huzaifa, and Ameer Modu Kwayem were among those killed.

Goni Mustapha, ISWAP’s Chief Imam, escaped with bullet wounds, according to an intelligence source.

Insurgents have been forced to target communities and humanitarian organizations in search of food as a result of the intensified offensive.

Three foreign aid partners’ facilities in Damasak were attacked and set ablaze, according to the United Nations.

According to Edward Kallon, the UN Resident Coordinator in Nigeria, assistance for 8,800 internally displaced people and 76,000 locals in the host community has been impacted.


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