SWITZERLAND, JUNE 10 – Nigerian troops have killed 9 members of the media team of the terrorist group, Islamic State in West African Province(ISWAP).
According to the Nigerian Army, ISWAP has acknowledged the loss of media officials vital to the group’s propaganda as it wages war against the Nigeran government and civilians in the North-East.
“The so called Islamic State West African Province(ISWAP) admits to the neutralization of 9 key Media Personalities by Gallant Troops of the Nigerian Army(NA) The terrorist group is known for its online media propaganda and quest to maintain a virtual caliphate,” the Nigerian Army announced on Sunday.
The military listed the names of the slain terrorists as:
Abu Hurayra al-Barnawi.
Ali al-Ghalam al-Kajiri.
Abu Musab Muhammed Mustafa al-Maiduguri.
Abu Abdullah Ali al-Barnawi
Abu Musa al-Camerooni.
Abu Ali al-Bamawi.
Abu Khubayb bin Ahmed al-Barnawi.
Abu al-Qa’qa’ al-Maiduguri.
According to the Army, the annihilation of members of its media team further confirms that the NA has decimated the group and they no longer have freedom of action.
Recall that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Yusuf Buratai had said on May 30, that the Boko Haram terrorist group has been defeated by the Nigerian military vowing that ‘Boko Haram will never come again as Boko Haram’.
He explained that what is happening in the North East is the metamorphosis of ISWAP, Islamic State of West Africa Province, which is an attempt by a group of international criminal organizations to explore the loopholes created by the breakdown of law and order in some neighbouring countries to perpetrate criminality in the sub-region.