The Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) has made changes to its leadership following the death of some commanders.
A Super Tucano aircraft deployed under Operation Hadin Kai in the North-East eliminated the terrorists some days ago.
Aerial bombardments by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) also neutralized dozens of the sect fighters at different locations.
The military targeted ISWAP infrastructure, armouries and camps in Marte and Abadam in Borno, and other areas around Lake Chad.
A meeting at the weekend presided over by the leader, Sani Shuwaram was attended by members of the Shura Council, PRNigeria reported.
Unit heads from the Marte axis – Garal, Kayowa, Tumbum Murhu, Kurnawa, Chikun Gudu, Tumbumma, Kwalaram, Kirta, Wulgo, Jubularam – were present.
The new commanders appointed include Abubakar Dan-Buduma to take charge of Bakassi Buningil and Doron Buhari; Muhammed Ba’ana now heads Kirta.
Mohamet Aliamir will head operations at Kwalaram, Bakura Gana to supervise Jubularam; Malam Musa assigned to Jubularam, and Mohamadu Mustapha for Marte.