The management of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, have mended fences with the Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad (JAS) faction of Boko Haram.
This is coming weeks after the demise of Abubakar Shekau, former chief of the JAS faction.
The Boko Haram chief was stated to have killed himself with a bomb “when he observed that the ISWAP fighters wanted to capture him alive”.
In a 13-minutes lengthy video obtained by PRNigeria, a military of terrorists belonging to the rival extremist teams reunited themselves after individually inserting their palms atop each other whereas chanting phrases of solidarity to reveal their reuniting and togetherness.
They then pledged their allegiance to 1 Aba Ibrahim Al-Hashimiyil AlKhuraishi, whom they unanimously ordained as ‘Khalifa Muslimai’, translated as “The Leader of all Muslims”.
In the clip, 4 insurgents, drawn from the defunct Boko Haram and ISWAP sects, have been seen pledging their loyalty to their new commander whereas talking in Arabic, Hausa, English and Fulfulde.
One of the audio system confirmed the report that intelligence providers performed vital roles in creating divisions within the camps of the terrorists when he claimed that “the enemies succeeded in dividing us, but we are now back.”
In the newest video launched by Boko Haram, the terrorist ingredient that first spoke prolonged his greeting to their new Leader, Khuraishi, thanking him for finally bringing them collectively.
Pledging his loyalty, he stated each Boko Haram member and ISWAP must be completely happy that they’re now united.
Another terrorist, whereas talking in Hausa, ‘warmly’ greeted Al-Hashimiyil Khuraishi, assuring that he and his colleague-insurgents wouldn’t disregard his orders and commandments.
He expressed delight that they’re now again as one indivisible entity after the mutual hatred that hitherto divided them gave means.
Another ISWAP fighter, who was wielding a classy gun held on his neck, thundered:” What is left now is Jihad. We will not stop fighting the unbelievers. All the disbelievers have entered trouble.”
According to the daredevil terrorist, each Boko Haram and ISWAP member should be able to combat underneath their new chief’s directive for them to outlive and succeed.
ISWAP had in 2016 broke away from Shekau’s Boko Haram faction, alleging it disagreed with the late extremist chief over his extreme use of pressure, particularly on Muslims in areas underneath his affect.