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Nigerian troops kill ISWAP commander Modu Kime, foot soldiers

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Nigerian troops kill ISWAP commander Modu Kime, foot soldiers

 

Troops of the Nigerian Military have killed Modu Kime, a senior commander of Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP).

Kime, also known as Abou Maryam, and scores of foot soldiers were killed on Thursday in Borno State within the Lake Chad precinct.

It was gathered that Kime was using the service of a foreign network provider to coordinate an attack in the state when luck ran against him along the fringes of Lake Chad at the river banks of Bisko and Tumbum Tawaye.

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The ISWAP commander and the other ISWAP terrorists were killed by the military after the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), a group of military intelligence professionals, revealed his location.

A senior military officer revealed that the terror kingpin had been on the radar of the intelligence services with a Niger Republic mobile phone number.

“For some times we had been intercepting his communication and his coordination of attacks by his terror group, mostly in Borno State.

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“He had operated around the axis of Tumbum Tawaye, Bisko, Garere, Arkumma and Dumbawa, Zari and Gundumbali LGA,” the officer was quoted to have said.

It was also gathered that Abou Maryam had coordinated several attacks on Nigerian troops operating mostly around Damasak, Nganzai and Gajiram, on the outskirts of Maiduguri.

ISWAP is a faction of the Boko Haram terror group which pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) in 2016.

The group has been responsible for the subversive activities in the Lake Chad region.

 

Nigerian troops kill ISWAP commander Modu Kime, foot soldiers

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