A prominent leader within the Boko Haram terrorist group, Abou Hassana, has been eliminated by the sect members. Along with three alleged accomplices.
Abou Hassana was executed in front of other fighters at the Mandara Mountain in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State. Gwoza was previously under the complete control of Boko Haram, where they carried out mass killings of civilians.
Counter-Insurgency expert and security analyst, Zagazola Makama, reveals that the second-highest-ranking leader of Boko Haram, Ali Ngulde, ordered the execution after the individuals were found guilty of rebellion.
The sources indicate that Abou Hassana was attempting to form his own faction within Boko Haram to carry out independent terror campaigns in the Koltafirgi village, also known as Gaizuwa in Sambisa.
Abou Hassana has been replaced by Alhaji Ari Hajja Fusam, a native of Bama who previously led the Boko Haram terrorists in Gaizuwa before being dislodged by the Nigerian Military.
Alhaji Ari Hajja Fusam and Ba’a Issah have been promoted to the ranks of Amir Fiye, while Bakura Jega, a former Nakib, has been promoted to Khaid.
Meanwhile, Muke, Ali Ghana, Abbah Tukur, and Abu Isa will maintain their positions as Khaids of Mandara Mountain, Ngauri, and Banki respectively.
It is worth noting that the Ali Ngulde Boko Haram group has suffered significant losses of fighters and equipment due to operations conducted by the Nigerian military troops, including the Air Component and the 202 Task Force Battalion Operation Hadin Kai in Grazah and Wa-Jahode, on the fringes of the Mandara Mountains.