Following the reported killing of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) have reportedly captured his physician, Baba Dr. Konduga and 30 loyal commanders among others.
Vanguard reported that ISWAP under the new leadership of Abu-Musad Albarnawy has also taken over all territories once controlled by Shekau after the 30 top commanders loyal to him were captured.
It is also understood that ISWAP fighters stormed Sambisa Forest with over 30 gun trucks and dozens of motorcycles to effect the forceful takeover, giving the Boko Haram Commanders loyal to Shekau an option to surrender or face summary execution.
Reports claim the splinter group stormed Shekau’s camp “following massive protests against his leadership style after he had eliminated some top Boko Haram Commanders including Abu-Fatima, his Chief of Staff who doubled as the Operation Commander within the past one month”.
Below is the list of some of the commanders and others arrested:
Abdul Bash, Commander Parisu
Abu Mujaheed, Commander of Sabil
Huda Mala Ali, Commander of Farisu
Amir Hassana, Commander Garin
Dambe Malam Bako, Commander Hizba
Amir Halid, Commander Njimiya Falluja, Commander Garin Mala
Abu- Fatima, Commander, Gwashke
Kaka BK, Commander Garin Abu Asmau
Alai Bukar, Commander Mina Ngawri
Abu-Ubaida, Commander Jungle Gabra in Pulka
Amir Abdulrahman, Commander, Gobara
Abu Muhammad, Commander Alava
Ali Shara, Commander Yuwe Hanyan Bama
Amir Huzayfa, Commander Yuwe Hanyan Welcome
Abubakar Sarki, Commander Yuwe Hanyan Konduga
Ibn Abbas, Commander Barin Bulla Yaga
Ali Ngule, Commander Madara Mountain
Ummati Mai Shayi, Commander Madara Mountain
Mala Musa Abuja, the Chief Bomb Maker
Mallam Bana Sharra, Chief Judge to Shekau faction, located at Garin Mala Hassan
Baba Dr. Konduga, Chief Medical Doctor
Alava Road, Ma’azu Dan Lokodisa, the Chief Prison Officer
Alai Abba, the Caretaker of Women, children
Mala Musa, Chief Mechanic Officer, located at Parisu
Abu Zaid, Chief Bombmaker, located at Parisu
Abu Aisha Special Clearance operations Unit, Fairs
Amir Okasha, Bomb Timer,
Farisu and Amir Awana, among other terrorists.