Okodili Ndidi, Abuja


THERE is disquiet in the camps of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), it was learnt on Thursday.

The hierarchy of the two terror groups operating in some Northeast states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa, were reportedly soaked in tension, a source told The Nation

A reliable source close to some of the repented Boko Haram Commanders, said that there is a major plot to execute the Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau over growing mistrust and struggle for supremacy.

According to the source who craved anonymity, many of the Boko Haram and ISWAP Commanders have been killed as a result of infighting among the insurgents.

It was gathered that fresh crisis hit the terrorists’ camps after the extermination of Muhammad Shuwa, Abu – Mossad Albarnawee and Baa Idirisa on February 9.

The death of these two top commanders, the source said has deepened the suspicion and distrust in Shekau’s camp.

He disclosed further that most of Shakau’s key commanders and fighters had deserted him and are secretly plotting against him.

The source said: “Key commanders under the leadership of Mallam Bakura have been constantly planning to kill Shekau because of his high handedness, erratic disposition, mental imbalance and non-adherence to pristine Islamic tenets or the original BHTs’ doctrine and Ideology.

“They further accused him of serial clandestine killings of some terrorists Commanders that he viewed as threats to his despotic leadership. Also it was revealed that Shekau has uncontrollable mad desire for women including his fellow jihadists’ women and daughters”.

“These problems are compounded because of the increasing operational activities of Nigerian troops and the Multinational Joint Taskforce (MNJTF) in Northern Borno State.”

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