Why Shekau, Al-Barnawi’s Killing Won’t End Insurgency In Nigeria – Shehu Sani

A former Nigerian federal lawmaker, Senator Shehu Sani, has said that the killing of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau and ISWAP Commander, Abu Musab Al-Barnawi, isn’t going to end the issue of insurgency in the North Eastern part of the country. ayokinews.com reports

The former lawmaker who represented Kaduna Central during the 8th National Assembly, made this known while featuring on Trust TV Politics Daily programme on Sunday.

Senator Sani noted that although, the two terrorists leader had been killed by the Nigerian military, but terrorists still find a way to exist even after the death of their leaders.

“Eliminating the leader of a terror group is important in terms of demoralising the foot soldiers and boosting the morale of the army and giving people confidence. If you look at what happened with ISIS, Al-Baghdadi was killed in Iraq, but has ISIS gone? No, Osama bin Laden was eliminated and Al-Qaeda has not gone. They find a way to appoint another leader.

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“It is important that security forces go for the head, but that does not mean it will come to an end,” Sani said.

He stated the emergency of Taliban leadership in Afghanistan had emboldened and empowered terror groups in their quest to take over power from the government.

“Terrorism is complex and their activities expand the banditry in the northwest, the inspiration has to do with the fact that Islamist terrorist group engages in kidnappings. Bandits simply adopted the financial aspect of it to kidnap and extort money, to lay siege and impose tax.”


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