Boko Haram kills founder’s son, three others for driving ‘strange’ idea

By Ripples Nigeria

The leader of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram, Ba’a Idirisa, has been killed alongside three other commanders by the terror group fighters.

Idirisa was the son of the late Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf.

A source close to ISWAP told journalists the quartet were killed on February 9 for driving “an idea” considered detrimental to the progress of the group.

He said: “Idirisa had told his fighters to stop killing captured soldiers and be kind to villagers.

“But elements within the ISWAP leadership were not happy about this. They accused Idirisa and three others of being too soft and that they had been compromised. They were eventually killed.”

Source:  Ripples Nigeria

(Visited 474 times, 1 visits today)
About Joel Cholo Brooks 13528 Articles
Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
Contact: Website