The Army has released the names of 12 leaders of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) killed in military operations in the last week.
They are Abu Rabi, Mohammed Likita and their body guards, killed on April 6 during airstrikes and ground artillery bombardments. They were eliminated at Kusuma, Sigir in Ngala and Arijallamari in Abadam Local Government Areas of Borno State.
Ameer Umar, Abu Ubaida and Abu Salim were killed by forces on April 10, after being ambushed around Wulgo, Logomania axis, near Nigeria’s border with Cameroon while attempting to attack locals and rustle cows.
Those who were killed in Tudun Wulgo, Zari, Tumbun Alhaji, Kusuma, Sigir in Ngala and Arijallamari, in Abadam, Marte and Ngala Local Government Areas, include Mohammad Fulloja, Ameer Mallam Bello, Ba’a kaka Tunkushe, Abu Muktar Al-Ansari, Ameer Abba Kaka, Abu Huzaifa, Ameer Modu Kwayem.
The military statement today, April 14, said that Goni Mustapha, the Chief Imam of ISWAP, escaped with bullet wounds, adding that the sustained offensive has forced the insurgents to attack communities and locations occupied by humanitarian agencies in search of food.