Leader of Boko Haram Group That Abducted Leah Sharibu Killed by Nigerian Troops
According to Channels Television, Nigerian Troops have killed one of the leaders of the Boko haram Faction who carried out the kidnap of the Dapchi girls including Leah Sharibu.
According to the Nigeria Military, the deceased insurgent was one of the leaders of the Boko haram faction known as the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and also believed to have abducted Leah Sharibu.
In a statement, the Nigeria Army revealed that the insurgent was killed during a joint operation by men of the Nigerian Army and Air Force.
“Reports available reveal that one Sale Ahmad Sale a. k. a. Baban Hassan, the leader of Al-Barnawi media group, a faction of Boko Haram was killed by a joint operation conducted by the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Air Force.
“The killing of the media leader is indicative of efforts by the NA to eliminate key members of the sect. It is worthy to note that the sect is directly affiliated to the Islamic State and has carried out several attacks against own troops and innocent civilians in the past.” Excerpts from the statement read.
The military said the death of the leader was an indication of its efforts in the fight against terrorism in the North-east while assuring the general public that other key members of the group would soon be apprehended or killed, thus decimating the terrorists and their activities in the country.
The Army disclosed further that it has identified the new leader of another terrorist group – Jama’atu Nus’ratul-Islami Wal-Muslimina, Abul-Fadl Iyad Gali.
According to the Army;
“The group is a new terrorist group which Ansaru is affiliated to. In the same vein, the identification of the leader of Jama’atu Nus’ratul-Islami Wal-Muslimina group would enable the NA to target the group effectively using advanced technologies in its arsenal.”
The statement thereafter concluded that the existence of this newly identified terrorist group portends grave danger to the nation’s security.