Tag: ISWAP

Borno: ISWAP fighters kill soldiers on their way to see their families

Fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) has killed no lesser than four soldiers and injured many others at Ala village between Marte-Dikwa town in Borno state. According to reports, the IED was planted on the road unknown to the soldiers who were traveling from Dikwa to[Read More…]

ISWAP: We won’t allow foreign terrorists overrun Nigeria — Military

The Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, Maj.-Gen. Christopher Musa, says the Nigerian military will not allow the Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP), a foreign terrorist group, to have a strong footing in Nigeria Musa stated this in an interview with newsmen on Wednesday, in Maiduguri He said that ISWAP[Read More…]

ISWAP: Conflicting reports as Boko Haram founder’s son, Al-Barnawi, killed

Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, the leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and son of the Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf, has been killed. Al-Barnawi’s father who was also known as Ustaz Mohammed Yusuf founded the Islamist group, Boko Haram in 2002 and was killed by security forces in[Read More…]

How ISWAP members overpower, dislodge Nigerian soldiers in Borno

Armed men suspected to be members of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) on Monday attacked a town in Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno state. The town, Rana, was reportedly stormed by the ISWAP fighters in the early morning of Monday as gunshots rented the air.[Read More…]

‘ISWAP not in control of Borno; I’m still in charge’ – Governor Zulum Insists

Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has dismissed reports that the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) is now in charge of the state. ISWAP was alleged to have appointed one Abba Kaka as the governor of Borno, under a newly-restructured leadership by an interim council. But speaking with[Read More…]

ISWAP-Boko Haram appoints new commanders, imposes taxes in Borno

Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) has reshuffled its leadership and appointed a governor for parts of Borno.  The development which was contained in a Sunday report by PRNigeria was after the Interim Council held an emergency meeting which was attended by Wali (Leaders), Qa’ids (Chiefs),[Read More…]

‘We are not happy people are dying’ – Army begs Boko Haram, ISWAP to surrender

The Nigerian Army has begged Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists to seek forgiveness and reconciliation, saying soldiers and the public are not happy people are dying. The General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division, Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. A.A. Eyitayo, made the call at a feast organised for journalists by the army[Read More…]

US State Department has said ISWAP will not get the $7 million bounty it placed on Abubakar Shekau

The US State Department Thursday said the Islamic State in West Africa Province will not get the $7 million bounty it placed on Abubakar Shekau, leader of the Boko Haram sect – the statement issued follows multiple reports from local media that Shekau has been killed. Nigeria’s military is investigating[Read More…]

ISWAP fighters capture Sambisa forest; kills Boko Haram leader, Shekau

Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, is dead, HumAngle is reporting. According to the news platform, the incident occurred on Wednesday evening following the invasion of the terror group’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest area by a column of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters. ISWAP, which had broken away[Read More…]

ISWAP Kill 8 soldiers, abduct hundred in Borno

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) (an offshoot of Boko Haram) on Tuesday reportedly killed at least eight soldiers and injured three others in an ambush in Kukawa town in the northern part of Borno State They also, in the last ten days abducted about one hundred people[Read More…]