Shekau Ordered the Killing of Four Boko Haram Commanders
Shekau has ordered the killing of four Boko Haram commanders because they have been revealed as betrayers to the group.
A source in Maiduguri revealed that the event happened last week and those reported to have been killed included Abu Fatima, who was the war commander for the group, and Baana Alaji Modu Kakakauma who was the chief assistant to the leader.
“The leader of the Boko Haram group had at a time last week ordered that four of his right-hand men be killed over suspicion of insubordination and betrayal among others.
Furthermore, the source said that four people including Abu Fatima, who was number 281 on the wanted list of insurgents, declared publicly by the military recently, as well as Baana Alaji Modu Kakakauma, a native of Bama town and a special assistant to the leader will be killed in accordance with the order from the leader.
Shekau was reported to have targeted and killed some of his followers who he perceived as threats and those he accused of having other influences. While there were others who broke away from his group after sensing danger and a threat to their lives.
The move was one of the strategies used by the leader to send a warning to his followers.
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Masari Calls on Reps. to Declare a State of Emergency Due to Security Issues.
The Governor of Katsina State, Aminu Masari, has faulted a decision of the House of Representatives, stating that there should be a declaration of a ‘state of emergency in the security sector.
Mr. Masari, a former speaker of the House of Representatives, stood by his position on Thursday, the 29th of April, after a meeting with the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, at the State House, Abuja.
On Tuesday the 27th of April, 2021, the house had asked President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a ‘state of emergency on security, due to the heightened security situation across Nigeria and the recent control of 42 communities in Niger State by Boko Haram.
This lawmakers’ position was in accordance with information from the Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, that revealed Boko Haram terrorists are taking over a lot of territories in Kaure and Shiroro local governments of the state.
The lawmakers asked the federal government to recruit more personnel into the military and the police, saying the current number is not sufficient enough to guarantee the security of the nation.