Top ISIS Commander Ammar Bin-Umar Killed in Lake Chad

Top ISIS Commander Ammar Bin-Umar Killed in Lake Chad (News Central TV)

According to military reports, troops from the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) killed Ammar Bin-Umar, a prominent leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), near the West African Lake Chad amid major air strikes.

The coordinated airstrikes were carried out on April 14, 2022 in Arinna, Marte local government of Borno State, by the Nigerian Air Force Super Tucano in collaboration with the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Niger Air Task Force’s Mi35, and Mi171 helicopter gunship.

Bin-Umar was killed in an attempt to flee Lake Chad, according to intelligence obtained by Zagazola Makama, after a week-long sustained ongoing battle with regional Combined Operation COIN between troops of Desert Sanity and the MNJTF Lake Sanity in identified Boko Haram/ ISWAP strongholds, which resulted in the elimination of over 100 terrorists, including 10 commanders.

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Top ISIS Commander Ammar Bin-Umar Killed in Lake Chad (News Central TV)

According to the report, intelligence prompted surgical strikes in Kwalaram, Sabon Tumbun, and Jibularam, forcing terror organizations to relocate and seek sanctuary in new hiding places in the Lake Chad areas of Kwalori, Doron Kirta, Buningyil, and Lokon Libi.

“The surviving ISIS Mujahedeens were immediately evacuated to KIRTA around 1800 hours, then afterwards conveyed on two flying boats with sacks containing money suspected to be funding for the ISWAP, in an attempt to escape through the axis of Chikka and Mardas, both within the Cameroonian border towns.

“Bin-Umar was among the top ISIS Mujahedeens’ dialogue committee deployed to the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), caliphates in Feb 2022, to intervene following prolonged fighting of supremacy among the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād of Boko Haram factions and the ISWAP.

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“The ISIS envoys also came to oversee the establishment “Darul Quran”, a radicalisation training camp in Kayowa, Kurnawa, Arge, Metele and Tumbum Allura, for the recruitment, training and induction of child militant fighters,” the report said.

It went on to say that with funding from “Albahrul Islam, an ISIS-supported institute in Somalia,” Darul Ilm and Darul Qur’an institutions had trained hundreds of child soldiers in combat, non-combat operations, bomb making, martial arts, VIBIED manufacturing, and other weapons handling technical training.

The MNJTF task force’s clearance operations in several of Boko Haram’s strongholds in Abadam and Marte local government areas have caused increased concern and terror among Boko Haram/ISWAP elements, according to intelligence.

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Women and children were forcibly transferred to a safe hideaway to protect them from the strikes, according to a leaked exchange from the terrorists’ camps, while Mujahedeens were ordered to establish defensive positions to defend the Daula.


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