Nigerian Military says it has killed one of the leaders of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) – the Boko Haram factional group believed to have abducted Leah Sharibu.
A statement from the Army over the weekend revealed that the ISWAP media chief, Ahmad Sale, was killed in an operation by troops in conjunction with personnel of the Nigerian Air Force.
The Army added that the killing of the media leader is indicative of efforts to eliminate key members of the sect.
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 and would deploy advanced technologies in its arsenal in targeting members of the group.