Boko Haram: Shekau Kills Own Commander, Appoints New One

Boko Haram Leader Shekau Sends 'Strong Warning' To BBC, Journalists

The factional leader of the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abubakar Shekau has appointed Abu Muhammad as the new commander of the group.

This follows the killing of the former Commander, Abu Fatim by the leader for alleged betrayal.

Naija News gathered that Shekau shot and killed Fatim himself and two other commanders over an internal dispute relating to their loyalty to the sect.

A source quoted by PR Nigeria disclosed on Thursday, April 29, 2021, that two other senior Commanders were also eliminated by the ‘daredevil’ Shekau.

“Following an internal dispute, Shekau killed Abu Fatima, one other Commander and Amirul Fi’ya, who is a son to a renowned Bama businessman, Alhaji Modu Katakauma,” the source said.

Meanwhile, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has denied an allegation that it moved arms and other weaponry into Imo from Lagos State to destabilize the state.

Naija News reports that the Department of State Service (DSS) in a letter to the Brigade Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Owerri, Imo State, stated that it received intelligence that the explosives were being moved in articulated trucks from Lagos to a hideout in Orlu, Imo State.

Reacting in an interview with The Punch, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful, said there was no iota of truth in the “allegation coming from the Zoo agent” called DSS.

He added that anybody or institution was free to say whatever they liked about IPOB.

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