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ISWAP Buries Slain Commander, Installs Replacement


Aug 31, 2022

ISWAP Buries Slain Commander, Installs Replacement

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has buried Abubakar Mohammed, one of its commanders who was killed by the Joint task force operation in Chad some months ago.

Naija News understands that Mohammed, who was buried around the Lake Chad basin, has been replaced and a new commander has been immediately installed.

According to Eons intelligence, Mohammed’s burial was attended by other ISWAP commanders including Amirul Jaesh, Amirul Fiya, Rija Amn and Hisba among others.

The slain commander was said to have been in charge of the waterways around the Lake Chad basin which covers towns such as Marte and Kukawa, among other towns bordering Cameroon such as Ngala and Monguno.

The senior commanders who attended the burial also used the moment to select the new person who will take over the position left vacant by the demise of Mohammed.

With the appointment of a new commander, there’s a possibility of increased attack and activities of ISWAP in the area as the new commander will want to justify his appointment.

President Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment To Tackle Boko Haram, ISWAP, Others

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Rear Admiral Yaminu Ehinomen Musa (rtd) as the pioneer Coordinator of the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC).

Naija News reports that this was disclosed in a statement by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity.

His appointment is to take effect immediately and to run for an initial term of 5 years.

The NCTC is established in the Office of the National Security Adviser as the coordinating body for the harmonization of all counter-terrorism and terrorism financing efforts in Nigeria.

The NCTC is also charged with the coordination of counter-terrorism policies, strategies, plans and support in the performance of the functions of the National Security Adviser, as provided in the Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Act 2022.

Before his appointment, Musa had been the Director of the Counter Terrorism Directorate in the ONSA since 2017.

This article was originally published on Naija News