Leah Sharibu: Leader of Boko Haram faction killed

Must read

SOKAPU Donates Food Items, Drugs, Blankets To Over 10,000 IDPs in Kaduna

By Gabriel Udeh, Kaduna  Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), yesterday donated food items, clothes, blankets...

Bandits unlease terror, killed 6, burnt 8 houses in Southern kaduna

...As army says it repels same By Gabriel Udeh, Kaduna Southern Kaduna insecurity situation has ...

Multiple Court orders threaten Anambra election, INEC warns

The multiplicity of Court Orders constitutes a major threat to the conduct of the November 6 Anambra governorship election the Independent National...

UAE to lift ban on transit flights from Nigeria, others

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights from Nigeria, India and Pakistan.

One of the leaders of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Boko Haram faction that abducted Leah Sharibu and 100 more students in February, has been killed.

The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that the Media Chief, Ahmad Sale, of the Boko Haram factional group was killed in an operation by troops in conjunction with personnel of the Nigerian 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,” it said.

“The killing of the media leader is indicative of efforts by the NA to eliminate key members of the sect.” The Army said.

READ  Civil Society writes EFCC, asks anti-graft agency to invite Aregbesola

“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.” The Army added.

The Army equally stressed that the death of the group’s media leader has shown that the leadership of the terrorist group was being targeted successfully by the military.

It assured Nigerians 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 also disclosed further that it has identified the new leader of another terrorist group – Jama’atu Nus’ratul-Islami Wal-Muslimina, Abul-Fadl Iyad Gali.

“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,” it said.

READ  China makes progress in dev of intellectual property

According to the Army, the existence of the group portends grave danger to the nation’s security.

Recall that Boko Haram factional group abducted Leah and over 100 students from the Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, Yobe State in February this year.

Following efforts by the Federal Government for the girls to regain their freedom, the insurgents brought back the girls to the community in March after spending four weeks in captivity. But Leah was held back in captivity for refusing to renounce her Christian faith.

President Muhammadu Buhari has consistently assured the nation that the 15-year-old Sharibu would be rescued.

READ  ‘Currency manipulation’ accusation latest weapon in US arsenal against China

Copyright DAYBREAK.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from DAYBREAK NEWS.

More articles

1506 COMMENTS

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest article

SOKAPU Donates Food Items, Drugs, Blankets To Over 10,000 IDPs in Kaduna

By Gabriel Udeh, Kaduna  Southern Kaduna Peoples Union (SOKAPU), yesterday donated food items, clothes, blankets...

Multiple Court orders threaten Anambra election, INEC warns

The multiplicity of Court Orders constitutes a major threat to the conduct of the November 6 Anambra governorship election the Independent National...

UAE to lift ban on transit flights from Nigeria, others

The United Arab Emirates, UAE, will on Thursday lift a ban on transit flights from Nigeria, India and Pakistan.

Matawalle Suspends Joint Task Force In Zamfara, Calls For Restructuring

The Zamfara State Governor,  Bello Matawalle has approved the immediate suspension of all the activities of the Joint Task Force on Zamfara...