The Nigerian Army confirmed this Thursday the death of the leader of the jihadist group Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), Abu Musab al Barnaui, following information published by the local press on this point in mid-September.
“I can confirm with authority that Abu Musab is dead and is still dead,” said the head of the Nigerian Army General Staff, Lucky Irabor, in statements to the press, as reported by the Nigerian newspaper ‘Vanguard’.
The death of Al Barnaui, son of Mohamed Yusuf, the founder of Boko Haram, occurred at the end of August, according to the Nigerian newspaper ‘Daily Trust’, without ISWA having made a statement or Irabor giving more details about the circumstances of the attack. event.
Under the command of Al Barnaui, the operation was launched against the Sambisa forest, the main bastion of Boko Haram, in which the leader of this group, Abubakar Shekau, died last May, which led to a transfer of forces to ISWA .