On Saturday, the Nigerian Army (NA) revealed in a statement that Boko Haram media chief, Ahmad Sale is dead. The Nigerian insurgent group Boko Haram adopted the name ISWAP.
ISWAP means Islamic State West Africa Province, adopted during the ISIS reign of terror.
Accordingly, the Nigerian Army killed Ahmad Sale in a joint tactical operation with the Nigerian Air Force. It is the strategy of the military to target the leadership of the terrorist group, in a bid to successfully end it.
Thusly, the death of the media chief, Ahmad Sale is a testament to the success of this strategy. Therefore more key leaders of the terrorist group and their affiliations will be targeted.
An excerpt from the statement reads:
“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.
“The killing of the media leader is indicative of efforts by the NA to eliminate key members of the sect.
“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.”
Furthermore, the military disclosed that it had 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.
Accordingly, it is the military’s unwavering objective to end ISWAP or Boko Haram reign of terror.
Happenings recalls that the terrorist group was responsible for kidnapping the Chibok and Dapichi school girls. It is also responsible for the death of aid worker Hauwa Liman and the continuing captivity of Leah Sharibu.