Leah shaibu abductor killed | Jeremy spell blog

One of the leaders of the Islamic State West
Africa Province (ISWAP), Boko Haram faction
that abducted Leah Sharibu and some 100
students in February, has been killed.
The Nigerian Army said on Saturday that the
Media Chief, Ahmad Sale, of the Boko Haram
factional group was killed in an operation
by troops in conjunction with personnel of
the Nigerian Air Force.
“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,” it said.
The Army added: “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.”
The Army stressed that the death of the
group’s media leader has shown that the
leadership of the terrorist group was being
targeted successfully by the military.
It assured Nigerians that other key
members of the group would soon be
apprehended or killed, thus decimating the
terrorists and their activities in the country.
The Army disclosed further that it has
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.
According to the Army, the existence of the
group portends grave danger to the
nation’s security.
The Boko Haram factional group abducted
Leah and over 100 students from the
Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi,
Yobe State in February this year.
Following efforts by the Federal
Government for the girls to regain their
freedom, the insurgents brought back the
girls to the community in March after
spending four weeks in captivity.
But Leah was held back in captivity for
refusing to renounce her Christian faith.
President Muhammadu Buhari has
consistently assured the nation that the 15-
year-old Sharibu would be rescued.

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