ISWAP Crisis Deepens As Commander Executes Deputy For Failure To Prevent Military Attack

By The Nigerian Voice

Abu Muhammed, the Commander of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), has murdered his deputy, Abu Darda following a military invasion of one of its hideouts in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) had invaded the hideout in an intelligence-led operation where 41 fighters including a Commander, Abu Zahra were killed.

The Commander was reported to have executed his deputy in the presence of other fighters in Kajeri Dogumba village in the Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Counterinsurgency expert, Makama Zagazola disclosed on Monday that Muhammed accused Darda of leading the failed attack which led to their loss, and seizure of gun trucks by the military.

Muhammed also said the military destroyed their foodstuff and some newly acquired furniture meant for his wedding soon.

The Commander, reportedly converging his fighters at Kajeri Dogumba, Bula Yagana Aliye in Mafa LGA of the state, has vowed to avenge his fighters’ killing.