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Another ISWAP Commander, Abou Maryam, Other Fighters Killed In Military Airstrikes

The Nigerian military has killed an ISWAP Commander, Modu Kime, also known as Abou Maryam, and his fighters in an airstrikes coordinated along the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State.

According to PRNigeria, the top ISWAP commander met his waterloo in an airstrikes executed at the river banks of Bisko and Tumbum Tawaye in Abadam Local Government Area.

The operation was conducted after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions, revealed the location of the terror kingpin.

The ground assessment from the spots of the air interdiction indicated that scores of the terrorists and the commander were killed in the process.

An intelligence officer said that Abou Maryam, with mobile phone number +22788036182, had been on the radar of Intelligence services.

“For some time we had been intercepting his communication and his coordination of attacks by his terror group, mostly in Borno State.

“He had operated around the axis of Tumbum Tawaye, Bisko, Garere, Arkumma and Dumbawa, Zari and Gundumbali LGA.

“Abou Maryam coordinated attacks on military troops and soft targets mostly around Damasak, Nganzai and Gajiram and sometimes on the outskirts of Maiduguri.”

ISWAP, which split from the mainstream Boko Haram in 2016, has become a dominant group, focusing on military targets and high-profile attacks, including against aid workers.

Since the death of JAS leader, Abubakar Shekau, the group has been consolidating its grip in locations around Lake Chad.

Just recently, it appointed Wali Sani Shuwaram, a 45-year-old as the new Leader (Wali) of ISWAP in Lake Chad.

The sect’s membership has swollen with the defection of hundreds of Boko Haram fighters under Shekau.

The Nigerian army has repeatedly claimed that insurgency had been largely defeated and frequently underplays any losses.

In the past months, soldiers have been targeted by the insurgents, who lay ambush on their path.

Scores of soldiers and officers have been reportedly killed since January 2021.


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