ISWAP Top Commander Killed In Airstrike in Lake Chad Region
A top commander of the Islamic State West Africa Province, Muhammad Malik, has been killed by troops of the air task force in the Lake Chad region.
Malik was a member of the Shura Council in Marte before going for a course in ISIS-sponsored Computer Engineering and improvised explosive device making in Somalia.
He reportedly established IED training units where fighters were trained in deploying explosives during attacks on his return.
The Nigerian troops, in a coordinated intelligence-led aerial and ground operation targeting the location of the terrorists in the Sabon Tumbun area of Lake Chad on November 24, killed scores of fighters.
According to Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on the Lake Chad region, Malik died on November 29 from the fatal injuries he sustained during the attack.
In the last few months, the Nigerian military has been recording a series of successes in the fight against insurgency in the Lake Chad region and other northern states.