There are reports that Boko Haram hierarchy have assassinated Ba’a Idirisa, one of the sons of late founder of the jihadi group, Muhammed Yusuf, and other commanders in the terrorists’ ranks, over attempt to surrender to the Nigerian army and renounce terrorism.
According to Daily Nigerian, which quotes military intelligent sources as revealing to PRNigeria, said Idirisa, who replaced Abu-Mossad Albarnawee, his sibling, as factional leader of the group three months ago, was reportedly killed on February 9, 2019.
The report noted that recent military offensive against the terrorists has left their camp in disarray, leading to infighting and factionalised the insurgents.
The development also led to the appointment of Amir Abba-Gana as the new factional leader of the group.
The report said on the spot assessment conducted by Nigerian army on the Jihadists, revealed that about 25 high profile commanders were killed within the past two months, following intensified military raid in the North-eastern Lake Chad, while many others fled the lake chad area to the neighbouring countries like Chad, Niger and Cameroon.
Their deaths was said to have been caused by Undetonated Improvised explosive Devices (UIED’s), used by the insurgents to fortified their camps.
It was also revealed that some territories are now virtually left in the hands of locals, who were allegedly forcefully recruited, or abducted into the sect in Mobbar, Abadan, Guzamalla, Kukawa and Marte Local Government Areas of Borno State.
The local terrorists fighters, with some few Budumas, have stayed back to hold the ground in anticipation for elevation in status, though it is said that some of them cannot operate weapons left by some fleeing commanders.
It further noted that two foreign terrorist sponsors were killed during the air raid and ground assault by the Nigerian troops.
It was gathered that other foreign commanders also fled, leaving behind only few others suspected to be moving around Tumbun Kibiya, Tumbun Alura, Tumbun Kurna and Kayewa, where the few commanders and special forces fighters relocated to after attacking Sabon Tumbun and Tudun Wulgo recently.