Nigeria confirms death of Iswap leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi
|bbc.com 14 Oct 2021 at 09:50|
Nigeria s military has announced the death of Abu Musab al-Barnawi, the head of the West African branch of the Islamic State group.
"He is dead and remains dead," said Chief of Defence Staff General Lucky Irabor.
Gen Irabor did not give any details of the circumstances of Barnawi s death, which was first reported in September.
The Islamic State West Africa Province (Iswap) has not commented on the claims.
Iswap has been seen as the strongest jihadist group in Nigeria since the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau earlier this year.