The Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād popularly known as Boko Haram has eliminated one of its top leaders, Abu Hassana, for trying to create a factional group.
Abu Hassana was eliminated alongside three of his accused accomplice in front of other jihadists at the Mandara Mountain in Gwoza Local Government of Borno State, according to Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad.
Ali Ngulde, the second most-ranking Boko Haram leader, ordered the elimination after they were sentenced to death for their crimes.
According to sources, Abu Hassana was trying to raise an independent faction within Boko Haram to spearhed its own terror campaigns within the Koltafirgi village also known as Gaizuwa in Sambisa.
He was replaced by Alhaji Ari Hajja Fusam, an indigene of Bama who was leading the Boko Haram terrorists in Gaizuwa before they were dislodged by the Nigerian military after they suffered heavy losses.
Alhaji Ari Hajja Fusam and Ba’a Issah were promoted to the ranks of Amir Fiye while Bakura Jega, a Former Nakib, was promoted to Khaid.
Muke, a 33 year old Khaid of Mandara Mountain, Ali Ghana Khaid of Ngauri, located in the North of Banki, Abbah Tukur, and Abu Isa, are to maintain their positions as Khaids.
The Ali Ngulde Boko Haram group had suffered the devastating loss of its fighters and equipment from the Nigerian military troops of the Air Component and 202 Task Force Battalion Operation Hadin Kai in Grazah and Wa-Jahode, fringes of the Mandara Mountains.