In continuation of the onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists ,the Nigerian Army said it has killed nine ”social media personalities” of the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP).
In a statement on the Nigerian Army Official Facebook page,it said the elimination of members of the Boko Haram media team further confirms that the Nigerian Army has decimated the group and they no longer have freedom of action.
With pictorial evidence, the statement gave the names as: ”Abu Hurayra al-Barnawi, Ali al-Ghalam al-Kajiri, Abu Musab Muhammed Mustafa al-Maiduguri, Abu Abdullah Ali al-Barnawi, and Abu Musa al-Camerooni. ”Others are Ahmed al-Muhajir, Abu Ali al-Bamawi, Abu Khubayb bin Ahmed al-Barnawi, Abu al-Qa’qa’ al-Maiduguri.
“The terrorist group is known for its online media propaganda and quest to maintain a virtual caliphate,”he said.
Note that the Boko Haram insurgency began using the media in 2009, starting with a very traditional media approach through propaganda films, many of them aimed at recruiting new fighters from Nigeria and neighbouring countries including Niger, Chad and Cameroon.