Army confirms killing 9 key Boko Haram social media “personalities”

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#TrackNigeria: The Nigerian on Monday said it killed nine ” personalities” of the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP).

Col. Sagir Musa, Director Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement, said the annihilation of members of the media team further confirmed that the Nigerian has decimated the group and they no longer have freedom of action.

He gave the names as: ”Abu Hurayra al-Barnawi, Ali al-Ghalam al-Kajiri, Abu Musab Muhammed Mustafa al-Maiduguri, Abu Abdullah Ali al-Barnawi, and Abu Musa al-Camerooni.

”Others are Ahmed al-Muhajir, Abu Ali al-Bamawi, Abu Khubayb bin Ahmed al-Barnawi, Abu al-Qa’qa’ al-Maiduguri.

“The terrorist group is known for its online media propaganda and quest to maintain a virtual caliphate,”he said.

launched using the media in 2009, starting with a very traditional media approach through propaganda films, many of them aimed at recruiting new fighters from Nigeria and neighbouring countries including Niger, Chad and Cameroon.

From 2014, their strategy changed into more use of platforms, videos, and creating multiple accounts like Facebook and Twitter platforms, mostly as a way to communicate with individuals. (NAN)


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