Terrorists of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter of Boko Haram, have reportedly killed one of its top Commanders, Abu-Sadiq popularly known as Burbur, over his alleged plans to surrender to government forces.
POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Burbur was eliminated in Galta village, close to Madagali in Adamawa State, after he was charged and ‘found guilty’ of ‘treasonable felony’ by a purported court presided over by Ya-Shaik, an ISWAP Fiye (Militant Chief), of Sambisa forest.
Bubur was held in an ISWAP prison in the major part of last month. He was eventually eliminated on the May 9.
Before his death, Burbur’s last appointment was Deputy Militant Chief (Nai’b), in Charge of Sambisa Forest and Timbuktu Triangle.
The appointment was made in May 2021 when he paid allegiance to ISWAP, because of his deep knowledge of the terrain and his strategic former appointment as the Operation Commander and Aide-de-Camp to late Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.