By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
All is not well with Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists’ groups as reliable information has revealed that there is palpable tension, suspicion and struggle for supremacy among and between the two groups especially in the Abubakar Shakau terrorists’ group.
This is because following the occasional infighting that resulted in the death of some key terrorists commanders and fighter across Boko Haram and ISWAP groups, specifically the extermination of Muhammad Shuwa, Abu – Mossad Albarnawee and Baa Idirisa on February 9, 2020, there is brewing and deepening suspicion, suspense and distrust in Abubakar Shekau’s camp.
This situation has led to most of his key commanders and fighters to desert or dump him and are secretly planning to execute him.
A highly reliable source, has it that some of his key commanders under the leadership of Malam Bakura have been constantly planing to kill Shekau because of what a source from the terrorists’ camp described as his high handedness, erratic disposition, mental inbalance 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.
All these according to a source has increasingly alienated him from some of his high profile commanders that are now surreptitiously planing to eliminate him. “it is just a matter of time that Shekau will be no more” – said a source close to the deadly group.
Latest information from yet to be confirmed sources had it that Shekau has been eliminated by his detractors who are aversed to his inordinate lust for raping women and under aged girls including those married to his fellow jihadists fighters. His penchant for the use of girl child for suicide bombings has been a great issue of concern in the terrorists’ camp.
The major point of disagreement between the two camps lies in what a source described as Anti Islamic activities and indiscriminate killing of people whether moslem or Christians, children or adults including raping women who are married or unmarried.
These problems are compounded because of the increasing operational activities of Nigerian troops and the multi national joint task force in northern Borno State.