The Nigerian Army has announced that its men have killed Boko Haram’s media chief Ahmad Sale in a joint operation by the Army and Air force.
Sale is said to have been a key member of the sect’s faction known as Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
According to sources, ISWAP is the group believed to have abducted Leah Sharibu in Dapchi, Yobe State. In a statement issued to newsmen the Army authorities confirmed that Sale a.k.a Baban Hassan, the leader of Al-Barnawi media group, a faction of Boko Haram was affiliated to the Islamic State and had carried out numerous attacks against the military and innocent civilians in the past.
The Army also stated that it has identified one Abul-Fadl Iyad Gali, the leader of a new terror group known as Jama’atu Nusratul-Islami Wal-Muslimina.
It said “The group is a new terrorist group which Ansaru is affiliated to. In the same vein, the identification of the leader of Jama’atu Nus’ratul-Islami Wal-Muslimina group would enable the Nigerian Army to target the group effectively using advanced technologies in its arsenal.”