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Why ISWAP targeted, killed Brig Gen Zirkusu in Borno attack – Ndume



The Senator representing, Borno South Senatorial District, Ali Ndume, has gave reasons the Islamic State West Africa Province killed Brigadier General Zirkusu in Saturday’s attack.

Zirkusu was killed alongside three others during an attack on a military base in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.

Ndume noted that  the general was killed because he was a major obstacle and strong resistance to ISWAP operations in the area. He also disclosed that he died after a bomb-ladened car rammed into his vehicle.

He said, “They know that the general was the major obstacle to their operation. They laid an ambush and rammed a bomb-ladened car into his vehicle.

“The military is aware and the air force is providing surveillance in the area. It was a revenge mission. The army has been taking out key ISWAP commanders and they have their revenge.”

“They (ISWAP terrorists) are also regrouping around Borno North, that’s Lake Chad axis, planning to launch a fresh attack. The military is aware and the Air Force is conducting surveillance in the area right now.”

Ndume, who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army, noted that the attack was a revenge mission for the Army neutralising some ISWAP commanders.

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