This is the new Boko Haram/ISWAP leader in Nigeria. He has just been sworn in. He is 45.
International envoys of ISIS from across Africa and the world attended the swearing in ceremony at Islamic State of West Africa Province,ISWAP Headquarters in Abadam, Borno state.
Sources told PRNigeria that the little-known Sani Shuwaram replaced Aba-Ibrahim, who was appointed by the Abu-Mosab Albarnawi interim committee following a directive from the headquarters of the Islamic State of Iraq and of the Levant, also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. (ISIS), in August 2021.
Mr. Shuwaram is said to be the fifth ISWAP figure officially recognized by ISIS, after Mamman Nur, Abu-Mus’ab Albarnawy, Abbah-Gana, Abu-Dawud, also known as Abu Hafsat Al-Ansari and Aba- Ibrahim.
With this appointment, he is expected to oversee the activities of the terrorist group in Sambisa, Timbuktu, Tumbumma and beyond under the general supervision of Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurashi, the chief head of Islamic state.
One of the sources said, “ISIS envoys were present at the event to also discuss ways to resolve issues with the ISWAP group, including internal rivalries, discriminatory actions, financial challenges, Boko Haram’s refusal to swear allegiance after Shekau’s death and clashes with the group led by Bakoura / Buduma JAS.
“In addition to examining issues of resource management and the welfare of widows and infantry, ISIS plans to provide logistical support to ISWAP for special missions to Baga, Marte and Malam Fatori in the northern part of Borno State.”