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Army kills 9 Boko Haram social media influencers » Super Wordpress

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In a statement released by the Army on Monday, June 10, 2019, it revealed that the nine worked to maintain an online presence for the terrorist group.

“The terrorist group is known for its online media propaganda and quest to maintain a virtual caliphate.

“The annihilation of members of its media team further confirms that the NA has decimated the group and they no longer have freedom of action,” the Army said.

The names of the deceased are Abu Hurayra al-BarnawiAli al-Ghalam al-KajiriAbu Musab Muhammed Mustafa al-MaiduguriAbu Abdullah Ali al-BarnawiAbu Musa al-CamerooniAhmed al-MuhajirAbu Ali al-BamawiAbu Khubayb bin Ahmed al-Barnawi, and Abu al-Qa’qa’ al-Maiduguri.

Since the group’s insurgency escalated in 2009, Boko Haram has killed around 30,000 people and displaced millions in the northeast region, with its operations also extending to border countries like Cameroon, Chad and Niger.

Even though the powers of the Abubakar Shekau-led main faction of Boko Haram has been on the wane in the past couple of years, ISWAP, which broke off in 2016, has grown in influence and carried out several savage attacks on military bases last year.

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