Sami Shuwaram, the previously installed leader of Islamic State’s West African Province, ISWAP, has bee confirmed dead after series of airstrikes from the Nigerian Air Force, NAF.
The fourty-five-year-old terrorist was killed in the aerial attack that took place at the Marte Local Government Area, LGA, of Borno State.
According to the NAF Director of Public Relations, Air Commodore, Edward Gabkwet, the air force personnel have continued to press forward and are not holding back after the death of the terrorists’ leader.
At the moment, he hinted that the operatives are currently around Kirta Wulgo area of the state and ae pressing harder to wipe out the terror group considerably from the state.
He said, “We don’t want to be dragged into making any statement or confirmation based on rumours or hearsay. Nevertheless, troops at the frontline alongside other agencies have sustained strikes against terrorist leaders and their enclaves until we get this job done.”
Air Force Wieps Shuwaram’s Men’s Hideout
Meanwhile, it was learnt that some Super Tucano jets piloted by airforce pilot rained missiles on a number of identified ISWAP hideouts, where it was later confirmed that they successfully eliminated the Islamic terror group leader.
“Shuwaram was among terrorists injured by the forces’ air interdiction missions conducted at Sabon Tumbun near Kirta Wulgo. Subsequent strikes to his death alongside other ISWAP fighters receiving treatment including Abu Ibrahim”, a military official also confirmed.