The chief of defense staff made the revelation while speaking on Thursday during the Ministerial briefing organised by the presidential communications team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Mohammed Yusuf, the founder of Boko Haram was also killed by security forces in 2009 when he championed an onslaught against the Nigerian State that resulted in the death of over a thousand persons.
Irabor said, “I can authoritatively confirm to you that Abu Musab is dead. As simple as that. He is dead and remains dead.”
Al-Barnawi was was announced as the leader of its West African affiliate, Boko Haram, which was hitherto led by Abubakar Shekau in 2016.
Abubakar Shekau’s removal in 2016 saw the rise of the relatively young Al-Barnawi as ISWAP leader and at the same time, the split of the terrorist group into two different factions (Boko Haram and ISWAP).
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