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Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Islie: 7:23am On Sep 14
Army kills many insurgents in Damasak


By Hamza Idris & Ibrahim Sawab




The factional leader of the Boko Haram loyal to Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) Mamman Nur has been killed by his fighters who rebelled against him, sources with ample knowledge of the group told the Daily Trust.

Nur, the brain behind the ties between Boko Haram and the Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi led Islamic State, was reportedly killed by his closest lieutenants on August 21. He had in 2014 led the rebellion against Abubakar Shekau, which saw the emergence of Abu Mus’ab Al-Barnawy faction of the group.

The breakaway faction which moved to shores of Lake Chad region in Northern Borno was later recognised by the Al-Baghdadi.

The new leader Al-Barnawy, whose real name is Habib, is the son of Boko Haram founder Mohammed Yusuf, who was killed in 2009.

One of our sources said, “Mamman Nur, who was killed on August 21, is the actual leader of the Boko Haram faction after they parted ways with Shekau. He (Nur) only put Habib in the front as shadow leader because of his father (Mohammed Yusuf).

“The name Al-Barnawy is only being heard as symbolic leader; he was meant to lead so that followers would remain committed to the cause championed by his late father but he (Nur) is the major link of the faction with the Islamic State; the chief strategist around Lake Chad, including their cells in Nigeria, Niger and Chad,” he said.


Why Nur was killed

Another source told the Daily Trust that Mamman Nur was killed after long period of disagreement with his subordinates who established “relative authority and contacts” over the years.

According to him, “The commanders became disenchanted with Nur’s style of leadership; they saw him as not as rough as Shekau.

“They followed him in staging the revolt because the argument back in 2014 was that Shekau was a hardliner who killed almost everyone, both Muslims and Christians who disagreed with his brand of Islam.

“But according to some of the fighters, after establishing his base in Lake Chad, Mamman Nur too ‘deviated from the real course’ and compromised on so many occasions,” he said.

He said a major disagreement broke after the release of the some 100 girls abducted in a secondary school in Dapchi, Yobe State, in March.

“The negotiation of the release of the girls did not go down well with some close associates of Mamman Nur who released the girls unconditionally, following a directive by Al-Baghdadi,” the source said.

“Nothing was paid before the girls were released and besides, Mamman Nur’s soft approach and close contact to governments and different levels angered his foot soldiers who rebelled against him and thereafter executed him,” he said.

It was learnt that Al-Barnawy had also lost firm control of the group which is now under the “guidance” of a certain commander.

“The man in charge of all the cells in the Lake Chad region is the former commander of the fighters who was directly under the control of late Mamman Nur,” he said.

A security expert, Major Salihu Bakari, told the Daily Trust yesterday that the upsurge in Boko Haram attacks in Northern Borno might not be unconnected with the change of leadership.

“The truth is Mamman Nur had lost control long before he was killed; the factional group was taken over by hardliners who share a lot in common with the Shekau faction who’s landmarks include kidnapping, assault, abductions for ransom and other atrocities,” he said.

He said the new group had recently attacked many army facilities in northern Borno and also captured individuals for ransom.

“They want ransom to continue financing their activities; I think their demands for high ransom is what is delaying the release of many abductees, including the female health workers that were captured in Rann in Kala-Balge Local Government Area of Borno State,” he said.

The Nigerian military has yet to confirm the killing of Mamman Nur.

However, on January 6 this year, the military said the wife of Mamman Nur was killed when troops attacked the group’s location in the Lake Chad region.

The spokesman of the Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Command in Maiduguri, Onyema Nwachukwu, said at the time that about 250 Boko Haram fighters on the side of Mamman Nur had surrendered.

The announcement came hours after the military declared Nur as “fatally injured” during an operation.

Daily Trust recalled that in in September 2011, the Department of State Service (DSS) placed a N25 million bounty on Mamman Nur, a close ally of Mohamed Yusuf and Shekau, who was accused of masterminding the bombing of the UN building in Abuja.

Military kills many insurgents in Damasak
In a related development, the military said troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole have engaged Boko Haram militants and killed many of them.

It added troops pursued others who attacked a military location in Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar Local Government area in Northern part of Borno State.
It was gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday.

The insurgents reportedly besieged the military facility in full force with the intention to dislodge soldiers of the 145 Battalion from their location but were repelled.

Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, said in a statement yesterday that, “the terrorists were subdued following a superior fire power of troops in Damasak.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to state that, 145 Battalion deployed in Operation LAFIYA DOLE at DAMASAK, Mobar Local Government Area of Borno State on 12 September 2018, inflicted many casualties on the Boko Haram Terrorists and their weapons as well as vehicles were captured and some were destroyed during the encounter.

“Seven members of the terrorists group were neutralised during the encounter while others flee into the nearby bush.

Items recovered include: two vehicles; one anti-aircraft gun; four AK 47 rifles; seven magazines; two hand grenades; one bayonet; 47 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition; 174 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition,” he said.

He said efforts are on by the troops to get other fleeing members of the group, even as he announced that seven soldiers sustained injuries during the attack.



https://www.dailytrust.com.ng/factional-boko-haram-leader-mamman-nur-killed-by-own-fighters.html

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Racoon(m): 7:24am On Sep 14
Good! Nice one there.More of it! grin grin grin grin
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Nbote(m): 7:25am On Sep 14
Maybe dey didn't get their own share of d Presidency's settlements

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Nukilia: 7:28am On Sep 14
The military in recent times have started churning out propaganda in favour of their most cherished PMB grin cheesy grin

All of a sudden, the military is winning because of election... cheesy cheesy cheesy

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by ElidaxZiel: 7:28am On Sep 14
I hope they repent but if not they should be destroyed, destruction should not be allowed, we are creators
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Kingosytex(m): 7:29am On Sep 14
Ok! Boko Haram is now like nigerian political parties having factions everywhere

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Royalfurnitures: 7:57am On Sep 14
Dog eat dog... Power tussle i"m sure!

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by tunjijones(m): 7:57am On Sep 14
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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by deebsman1(m): 7:58am On Sep 14
Choi that's the guy holding that girl Leah hopefully hopefully something dramatic will happen soon, positive or negative about the girl

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by ednut1(m): 7:58am On Sep 14
Unity is hard for africans why. Even in terror dem still get faction

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Fabolousibk1(m): 7:58am On Sep 14
Yes.... Kill them all.. Kudos to Nigeria army
Meanwhile... MFM 70days fasting will soon start sef undecided
I can't fast this year o... Haba! 70days.. Na me kill Jesus

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by hisexcellency34: 7:59am On Sep 14
Hope APC won't claim this as one of their achievements

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Beehshorp(m): 8:00am On Sep 14
We will technically defeat this people.. I believe, but it won't be under buhari
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by nepapole(m): 8:00am On Sep 14
Where is d dead body?
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Gten(m): 8:01am On Sep 14
I was following until they said no ransom was paid for the abducted girls. APC you can do better that misinform us.

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by rawtouch: 8:01am On Sep 14
friendly fire �
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Samirana360(m): 8:02am On Sep 14
waiting for boko haram to release their own statement

most of BH leaders has 9lives

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by AlphaStyles(m): 8:02am On Sep 14
Share shekau no gree share oya na see as their life be now na from bush to bush dy wear slippers and thorn cloths with smelly body all in the name of fighting Nigeria,western education and fighting for allah awon werey
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Offpoint: 8:02am On Sep 14
Can anyone explain to me what course these Boko Haram of a "thing* fighting for?
Are they against Western Education or religion domination?

If former is the quest- every weapon used in their quest is the product of western education...

and if later is the quest, then it's laughable.

I'm just curious

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by delishpot: 8:04am On Sep 14
ednut1:
Unity is hard for africans why. Even in terror dem still get faction

Greed. The fight is all about power under the guise of religion.
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by cescky(m): 8:05am On Sep 14
Why is it so hard to locate these people and a bomb thrown on them?


Nigeria is the right word for something defined beyond useless
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Alexrayz(m): 8:05am On Sep 14
Nukilia:
The military in recent times have started churning out propaganda in favour of their most cherished PMB grin cheesy grin

All of a sudden, the military is winning because of election... cheesy cheesy cheesy







So u prefer to hear bad news how I wish u located in those war torn zone let me see how u be laughing people are been killed on daily basis instead of helping to find a way out here u are wishing for more bad news to justify ur useless desire

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by vedaxcool(m): 8:05am On Sep 14
grin grin grin what a great loss to PDP, IPoB juwus rejected by Israel, wailing zombies and other vile creatures

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by EasterDell: 8:06am On Sep 14
Think of it!

Would it have been a bad idea if properly defeating Boko Haram was the only achievement of the PMB government.
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Is that too much to ask?
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by chiagozien(m): 8:06am On Sep 14
Just like shekau that has died five times.
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Awoo88: 8:07am On Sep 14
Story. Money was paid for the dapchi girls. That had been long established. The idiot was killed because they needed more kidnapping to raise funds. The idiot was probably waiting for permission from his masters.

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by vedaxcool(m): 8:08am On Sep 14
chiagozien:
Just like shekau that has died five times.

Under Nnamdi Cownu beloved Jonathan led administration... you mean.

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by Fareed12(m): 8:08am On Sep 14
That's good.. Someday dy will gun each other down

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Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by BruncleZuma: 8:10am On Sep 14
grin grin grin grin
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by ipobarecriminals: 8:11am On Sep 14
cool Ope ni fun baba,ope ni fun omo re,ope ni fun Emi mimo,awa yin Jesu
Re: Factional Boko Haram Leader Mamman Nur Killed By Own Fighters by mightyhazell: 8:11am On Sep 14
hope this one doesn't turn out to be the proverbial cat with 9 lives like his elder brother

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