Nigerian military confirms death of ISWAP leader, Abu Musab Al-Barnawi

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) leader, Abu Musab Al-Barnawi. straightnews
Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) leader, Abu Musab Al-Barnawi

The vicious Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Abu Musab Al-Barnawi has been reported dead, the Nigerian military has confirmed.

Recall some media reported that Al-Barnawi son of Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf who was also killed by security forces in 2009, was killed in Borno State.

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), General Lucky Irabor confirmed his death on Thursday October 14, during the ministerial briefing organised by the presidential communications team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Irabor said “I can authoritatively confirm to you that Abu Musab is dead. As simple as that. He is dead and remains dead.”

Al-Barnawi was announced as the leader of Islamic State (IS) militant group’s West African affiliate, Boko Haram in 2016.