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ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi reportedly killed in Borno

ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi reportedly killed in Borno

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ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi reportedly killed in Borno

Story from Matthew ELOYI

Leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi has been reportedly killed in Borno State.

According to reports, he was killed in the last week of August, this year.

Al-Barnawi was the son of Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf who was also killed by security forces in 2009 when he launched a war against the Nigerian state.

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In 2016, the Islamic State (IS) militant group announced Al-Barnawi as the leader of its West African affiliate, Boko Haram, which was hitherto led by Abubakar Shekau.

Shekau took over as the group’s leader after the death of Mohammed Yusuf.

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Before his dethronement, Shekau had sworn allegiance to IS in March 2015 and had killed thousands of people and destroyed countless communities during his reign of terror that extended up to Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

ISWAP leader, Al-Barnawi reportedly killed in Borno

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