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Chaos as Boko Haram/ISWAP executes its own Gov over power tussle

Three top Commanders of ISWAP including a one time most powerful Jihadist warlord in charge of all terrorist activities and operations along the Tumbus of lake Chad axis for 4 years have been executed by the new leadership of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and members of the Shura council.

Another fighter, Ba’a Masta, an Islam scholar and 14 others were also sentenced to death by the ISWAP Chief Judge and his council.

According to reliable sources who are aware of the power tussle said a date for their execution have been fixed for July, 31, 2020 after the Eid-El-Kabir prayers at a location given as Tunbum Kurna – Lake Chad axis.

There had been reports that Amir Baba Kaka was sacked and replaced by Amir Goni Maina in a major ISWAP leadership shakeup following the appointment of Amir Abubakar Lawan as the new Wali of ISWAP.


The source said, ‘Amir Baba Kaka was killed at Kwalaram on the evening of Sunday 26th July 2020 along with two of his lieutenants; Amir Muhammed Lawal AKA Abba Lawal and Amir Musa.

“The decision to investigate and execute Amir Baba Kaka and two of his men took about four (4) weeks.”

“The panel in charge was headed by the New Chief Judge of ISWAP, Amir Malumma and his team comprising of Malam Ibrahim, a top Boko Haram/ISWAP Scholar, Malam Sa’ad and Bako Fulgori, amongst others.”

Regarding the Politics within Boko Haram/ISWAP, the source said, ‘This is the first time in Boko Haram /ISWAP history, that the ISIS linked insurgents have conducted what appears to be a systematic political cleansing of top Commanders and fighters.

On why Baba Kaka was executed, the source said, “Proceedings confirmed that the chief Judge found Amir Baba-kaka guilty of several offences.”

“These include; insubordination, injustice, corruption, embezzlement of taxes, instigating mutiny and extra Judicial killings. Others include failure to uphold operational command and control of jihadist camps and unit Commanders during his 4 years reign as ‘Governor’ of the Lake Chad Tumbus – crimes which led to splits and the death of many commanders and fighters in the hands of the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Air Force, the Chadian Army and troops from the Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF)”.

“The Chief Judge concluded that these accusations culminated to the overall failure of Amir Baba Kaka to organise any formidable resistance front against Nigerian, Chadian and MNJTF security and Armed Forces during ‘Operation Boma Wrath’ ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ and ‘Operation Yancin Tafki’ battles.”

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