21st September, 2022
The Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), has eliminated two top commanders of Boko Haram, Abou Hamza (Munzir) and Abou Ibrahim (Nakib).
They were killed when Boko Haram terrorists stormed the enclaves of the rival faction in the midnight of September 17, 2022, in Gaizuwa in Bama Local Government.
It was gathered that the two commanders were executed in silent operations by ISWAP, as their remains were found in their homes in the early morning of September 18.
Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad understands that before the latest attack, Boko Haram had vowed to revenge the killing of 29 terrorists including a top Commander ambushed by the ISWAP terrorists.
Competent source disclosed that the Boko Haram later invited More than 70 fighters from the axis of Mafa, Karkut, Shiwai, Lawe Kanuriye, Kirwa and Amtifur to help them to carry out the reprisal against the ISWAP.
The sources said “They divided themselves into two groups before taking off from Gaizuwa. But before arriving the ISWAP enclave, they came under another heavy fire by the ISWAP who already knew about their plans, killing unspecified number of them.
“The Boko Haram fighters scampered in different directions with many killed and injured while some were captured alive and their weapons seized.”
The ISWAP had carried out series of attacks against the Boko Haram faction within the past weeks plunging the Boko Haram into State of disarray and uncertainty.