Boko Haram torn apart by infighting

Abubakar Shekau, former Boko Haram leader

Abubakar Shekau, former Boko Haram leader

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) THE Boko Haram terror group is reportedly in disarray after the Islamic State West Africa Province sacked Abu Mus’ab Al Barnawi as the leader.

Abu Abdullahi Ibn Umar Al Barnawi (not related) is the new leader of the insurgents.

Colonel Timothy Antigha, the spokesperson of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), said the military had gathered information of disunity from captured and defected Boko Haram fighters.

“It indicates that the leadership of Boko Haram terror network has been overwhelmed and are currently in disarray,” Antigha said.

He said the former fighters divulged that morale and fighting spirit of the terrorists was very low as a result of growing insecurity and the inability to replenish stranded fighters in the islands with food,
medicine and ammunition.

Antigha also said the frequent execution of Boko Haram commanders and fighters which have been observed in the past few months as well as the recent replacement of its leadership are clear indications of the effectiveness of recent past and ongoing operations against the terror group.

“The Multinational Joint Task Force is therefore poised to sustain current operations until Boko Haram capitulates and its leadership brought to justice,” he added.

The task force consists of militaries from the Lake Chad Basin countries of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria.

Boko Haram has previously suffered factionalism.

Abubakar Shekau was toppled and Al Barnawi appointed in 2016.

– CAJ News

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