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US News Nigeria: The army announces the death of the local leader of the ei

02:20  15 october  2021
02:20  15 october  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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The head of the Jihadist group Nigerian iSwap, affiliated with the group Islamic State (Ei), Abu Musab al-Barnawi, is dead , said Thursday a senior official of the Nigerian army.

The ISWAP (Islamic State in

AFRICA from the West) has not confirmed the death of Al-Barnawi.

"I can say with certainty that Al-Barnawi is dead," said Journalists Chief of Staff, General Lucky Irabor.

He did not specify the circumstances of the death of the Jihadist leader, already given for death by the Nigerian authorities in the past.

The iSwap was born in 2016 of a split with the other Jihadist group Nigerian Boko Haram, to which he reproaches in particular the murders of Muslim civilians.

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The leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) jihadist group, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, is dead , Nigeria ’s top military commander said on Thursday. ISWAP has not given any confirmation of al-Barnawi’s death and Nigeria ’s military has claimed before to have killed jihadist commanders only for them to reappear. “I can authoritatively confirm to you that al-Barnawi is dead . As simple as that. He is dead and remains dead ,” Chief of Defence Staff General Lucky Irabor told reporters, without giving details on how or when the death had occurred.

The leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) jihadist group, Abu Musab al-Barnawi, is dead , Nigeria ’s top military commander said on Thursday. ISWAP has not given any confirmation of al-Barnawi’s death and Nigeria ’s military has claimed before to have killed jihadist commanders only for them to reappear. “I can authoritatively confirm to you that al-Barnawi is dead . As simple as that. He is dead and remains dead ,” Chief of Defence Staff General Lucky Irabor told reporters, without giving details on how or when the death had occurred.

After being mounted, the iSwap has become the dominant Jihadist group in northeastern Nigeria

, multiplying magnitude attacks against the Nigerian army. He has consolidated his control in this region since death in May of the head of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, in clashes between the two rivals groups.

Since the death of the latter, according to safe sources, Abu Musab al-Barnawi has also strengthened the control of the ISWAP in the Lake Chad region, where the followers of Boko Haram still fight him.


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"If al-barnawi is dead, his death may not have too much impact On the ISWAP because of the group structure, "said Malik Samuel, researcher at the Institute for Security Studies.

Since the split with Boko Haram, the iSwap has experienced about five direction changes, but he continued his deadly attacks against security forces.

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The Nigerian Army (NA) is the land force of the Nigerian Armed Forces . It is governed by the Nigerian Army Council (NAC). The Chief of Army Staff is the highest ranking military officer of the Nigerian Army .

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Son of the founder of Boko Haram

Abu Musab Al-Barnawi is the son of the founder of the Boko Haram group, Mohammed Yusuf, killed in custody in 2009 in Maiduguri, northeastern Nigeria.

last September, the ISWAP fighters killed 16 soldiers in an ambush in the state of Borno (Northeast), one of the most deadly attacks this year against the Nigerian armed forces, which struggle to overcome an insurrection. Islamist having made more than 40,000 dead in 12 years.

The Jihadists exploded bombs at the edge of a road before opening the fire through the rocket launcher on the military convoy between the state capital of the Borno and the Garrison City of Monguno, have Specified

sources a week later, eight soldiers were killed by iSwap members who opened fire with rockets on another convoy also in the state of Borno.

But the Jihadists of Boko Haram also launched a last September attack against ISWAP fighters in their bastion on the Nigerian shore of Lake Chad, seizing a strategic island, according to a safe source and fishermen.

Since the death of Abubakar Shekau in the Sambisa Forest, the iSwap fights Boko Haram members who refused to lend him allegiance.

Several hundred members of Boko Haram traveled to the Nigerian army, with their families, including their children.

Since the beginning of the radical Islamist rebellion of Boko Haram in 2009 in northeastern Nigeria, the conflict has forced nearly two million people to leave their place of residence.

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