The Nigerian Army on Friday says a senior Commander of ISWAP, Bukar Gana Fitchmeram (aka Abu Aisha), and scores of his fighters who were on revenge mission at Damasak, fell to the fire power of Nigerian troops.
The Defence Headquarters said the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, have eliminated 16 Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist and arrested 11 in the North East in the last one week.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum has declared a spiritual war against Boko Haram and ISWAP, saying the emergence of insurgency in 2009 was itself a strange evil, requiring a similar medicine.
A video has been released by ISIS's Amaq 'news agency purportedly showing the execution of a Nigerian Christian by a young boy from Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terror group, marauding in Nigeria's north east
Nigerian soldiers deployed to fight Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East are using outdated weapons and
equipment, including Shilka artillery guns procured during the administration of late Alhaji Shehu Shagari, president of Nigeria between 1979 and 1983.
Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists in large numbers are fleeing their hideouts in Lake Chad Tumbus to North and Central Africa sub-regions, Col. Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, claimed.
Senior Special Assistant to the President, Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, said the Buhari administration will not give up on the safe return of Leah Sharibu, the student of Government Girls Science and Technical Secondary School, Dapchi, who was kidnapped by a faction of Boko Haram terrorists in February 2018.