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ISWAP commander Abu Muhammed executes deputy



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Abu Muhammed, a commander of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) has executed his deputy, Abu Darda, for failing to forestall a military attack into their camp in Mukdolo and Bone villages which resulted in the killing of 41 terrorists including Abu-Zahra Munzir.

According to reports, Darda was executed by his commander in the presence of other fighters in Kajeri Dogumba village in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state.

Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad region said he received intelligence that “Muhammed accused Darda of leading the failed attacks of March 19th, in Mafa which resulted in the killing of scores of the terrorists and capturing of two of their gun trucks.

The Commander said they had only three trucks but Darda’s failure led to their capture by the military, noting that, he couldn’t watch his back as the military traced his footsteps to attack them in their camp while they were sleeping.

The commander was reported to be pained because the military killed scores of his fighters and burnt his foodstuff and his newly acquired furniture meant for his wedding.


The commander who is currently converging his fighters at Kajeri Dogumba, Bula Yagana Aliye in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state, vowed to revenge the killing of his fighters.

Chronicle NG reports that Nigerian troops of Operation Hadin Kai, stormed the hideout of ISWAP terrorists in Dikwa LGA of Borno state, killing 41 of the terrorists including a Commander, Abu Zahra.

Elsewhere, troops of Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai successfully repelled ISWAP attack on a military formation in Kunnari near Buratai town in Biu LGA, Borno state.

Maritime Drills Nigerian military personnel train during the annual counter-terrorism program called Operation Flintlock, in Sogakope, Ghana

FILE: Nigerian military personnel train during the annual counter-terrorism program called Operation Flintlock, in Sogakope, Ghana

“The terrorists were said to have stormed the town at about 3 am, Monday, March 27, 2023, and attempted an attack on the military base,” a source said.

According to intelligence gathered by Makama, ISWAP terrorists stormed the town in trucks and motorcycles, shooting sporadically but a swift response from Nigerian troops aborted their mission.

He said the troops later overwhelmed the terrorists in a gun battle and eliminated eight of them while others fled the scene.


“The gallant troops further chased the terrorists in their escape route and intercepted two other terrorists who were trying to fix their motorcycle after it broke down and gun them down. One soldier was however injured in the course of operation,” a reliable source said.

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