Full list of ISWAP commanders k!lled by Nigerian troops released

The list of Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) commanders that were gunned down during an operation carried out by Nigerian troops in collaboration with Multinational joint Task Force operatives few weeks ago.

Soldiers reportedly stormed the camp of the terrorists, which harboured more than 3,000 fighters of the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram. This led to a gun battle which lasted for more than 3 hours.

A source told Daily Trust;

“Two terrorists were captured alive. During their testimonies, they confessed that the camp was led by top commanders led by one Abu Ikilima. Three Khayds (governors), three Munzul (commanding officers), 1 Nakib (commander) of the Boko Haram as well as several other fighters were neutralised.”

In a video released by ISIS, the names of the murdered ISWAP commanders were listed as follows;

  • Abu Musab al-Yobawi
  • Abu Nu’man al-Amni
  • Abu Abdullah
  • al-Barnawi
  • Abu ‘Ammara al-Barnawi
  • Abu Anas al-I’alami
  • Abdul Malik al-Barnawi
  • Abu Sufyan al-I’alami
  • Shaykh Abu Bakr al-Da’wi
  • Abu Usama Goneri
  • Abu Sa’d al-Ansari
  • Abu Jabbar al-Barnawi
  • Abu Anas al-Barnawi
  • Abu Abdul Rahman al-Katsanawi
  • Abu Maryam al-Gaidami
  • Abu Salman al-Ansari
  • Baka Goneiri
  • Abu Mustafa al-‘Askari
  • Farooq al-Barnawi
  • Abu Ahmad al-I’alami
  • Al-Qassim Al-Barnawi
  • Mustafa al-Barnawi
  • Abbas al-Ansari
  • Musa al-Ansari

In other news, Suspected attackers of the St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo, Ondo State, have been reportedly arrested.

A video which showed moment Olowo of Owo announced arrest of those who attacked a Catholic Church in the Ondo, has been shared online. One of them could be heard saying: “They want to take them (suspects) to Akure. The youths are angry.”

Recall that the state government said last Sunday’s attack on St. Francis Catholic Church in Owo left over 20 people dead and over 50 people injured. It has also been linked to ISWAP terrorists.

Continue reading: Breaking: Olowo of Owo announce the arrest of those who attacked a Catholic Church in Ondo (video)

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