Nigeria: List of Boko Haram Commanders Seized By ISWAP

Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau appearing in a propaganda video
20 May 2021

Abuja — The Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) under the new leadership of Abu-Musad Albarnawy has taken over all territories under the control of late Abubakar Shekau in a major revenge onslaught against the former Boko Haram leader.

Sources knowledgeable about the terrorists' groups said the ISWAP faction has arrested 30 top commanders loyal to the late Boko Haram leader.

Some of the commanders and others arrested include:

Abdul Bash, Commander Parisu

Abu Mujaheed, Commander of Sabil Huda

Mala Ali, Commander of Farisu

Amir Hassana, Commander Garin Dambe

Malam Bako, Commander Hizba

Amir Halid, Commander Njimiya Falluja, Commander Garin Mala

Abu- Fatima, Commander, Gwashke

Kaka BK, Commander Garin Abu Asmau.

Alai Bukar, Commander Mina Ngawri

Abu-Ubaida, Commander Jungle Gabra in Pulka

Amir Abdulrahman, Commander, Gobara

Abu Muhammad, Commander Alava

Ali Shara, Commander Yuwe Hanyan Bama

Amir Huzayfa, Commander Yuwe Hanyan Welcome

Abubakar Sarki, Commander Yuwe Hanyan Konduga

Ibn Abbas, Commander Barin Bulla Yaga

Ali Ngule, Commander Madara Mountain

Ummati Mai Shayi, Commander Madara Mountain

Mala Musa Abuja, the Chief Bomb Maker

Mallam Bana Sharra, Chief Judge to Shekau faction, located at Garin Mala Hassan

Baba Dr. Konduga, Chief Medical Doctor

Alava Road, Ma'azu Dan Lokodisa, the Chief Prison Officer

Alai Abba, the Caretaker of Women, children

Mala Musa, Chief Mechanic Officer, located at Parisu

Abu Zaid, Chief Bombmaker, located at Parisu

Abu Aisha Special Clearance operations Unit, Fairs

Amir Okasha, Bomb Timer,

Farisu and Amir Awana

Among other terrorists.

It was gathered that following the death of Shekau, ISWAP fighters in over 30 gun trucks and dozens of motorcycles stormed Sambisa forest forcing the Boko Haram Commanders loyal to Shekau to surrender or face instant execution.

The source added that Abu-Musad Albarnawy, who had gone underground for a while now, was reportedly re-appointed as the new leader of ISWAP in the Northeast war theatre by the ISIS leadership which has become the major source of strength for the insurgents.

The source further said ISWAP stormed Shekau's camp's general area "following massive protests against his leadership style after he had eliminated some top Boko Haram Commanders including Abu-Fatima, his Chief of Staff who doubled as the Operation Commander within the past one month".

ISWAP then concluded that with all the mistakes, Shekau was derailing against the main cause they had charted for themselves and that it was time for him to be taken out by force of arms.

Meanwhile, Albarnawi, who claimed he had received directives from the ISIS, maintained that he had been designated by the Amir al Muminin (the IS Caliph) to take over and coordinate all activities of the insurgents under one umbrella for easy movement of funds, weapons, and materials.

"The ISWAP and Boko Haram have been engaged in several infighting for superiority among factions resulting in the elimination of dozens of Boko Haram fighters from both sides within the past five years".

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