Leader of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi has been reportedly killed since the month of August.
According to a report by Daily Trust, the leader of the terrorist group was killed in the last week of August in Borno state.
Read the report below:-
Al-Barnawi was the son of Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf who was also killed by security forces in 2009 when he launched a war against the Nigerian state. Al-Barnawi was announced as the leader of Islamic State (IS) militant groupâ€™s West African affiliate, Boko Haram in 2016.
Prior to this, late Abubakar Shekau was Boko Haramâ€™s leader following the death of Al-Barnawiâ€™s father. His dislodgement in 2016 heralded the rise of the relatively young Al-Barnawi as ISWAP leader and at the same time, the split of the terrorist group into two factions.
Al-Barnawi who was reportedly trained by ISIS for years ahead of his ascension to power, was also said to have been chosen as leader of the group to punish Shekau who reportedly â€œviolated all known normsâ€