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  • Updated: March 20, 2022

ISWAP Appoints New Leader As Nigerian Forces Strike

ISWAP Appoints New Leader As Nigerian Forces Strike

Sani ShuwaramSani Shuwaram

The Nigerian Army is continuing to record successes in its war against terror as a recent airstrike in Marte axis has led to the death of many terrorists.

A source told PRNigeria that a super tucano of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) executed multiple bombardments in the axes where Shuwaram’s camps were located, with a high possibility of killing the ISWAP terror group leader, Sani Shuwaram, who reports say died from gunshot wounds.

The news of the killing of Shuwaram was also corroborated by a highly placed intelligence source involved in the counter-insurgency operation, in the Northeast who confided in PRNigeria.

“Shuwaram was among terrorists injured by NAF air interdiction missions conducted at Sabon Tumbuns near Kirta Wulgo in February 2022.

"Subsequent airstrikes in the following days might have led to his death alongside other ISWAP fighters where they were receiving treatment including Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi,” the source added.

Meanwhile, PRNigeria gathered that one  Bako Gorgore has been nominated as the new Wali of ISWAP to replace Shuwaram.

When contacted, NAF Spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet who declined to confirm the death of Shuwaram said that NAF aircraft with the support of ground troops have sustained military offensive at Tumbuns, close to Kirta Wulgo in Marte local government area within the Lake Chad Region..

“I cannot confirm the death of any leaders of terrorists.

"We don’t want to be dragged into making any statement or confirmation based on rumors or hearsay.

"Nevertheless, our troops at the frontline alongside other agencies have sustained massive strike at the hearts of terrorist leaders and their enclaves until we get this job done."

Members of the ISWAP Shura (Judicial) Council, in November 2021, appointed Shuwaram, 45, as a new Leader (Wali) in Lake Chad.

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A'isha Ahmad
A'isha Ahmad

Kano based Nigerian  Broadcast journalist, writer, reseacher.

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