A top ranking Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Commander, Abubakar Dan-Buduma, and 19 footsoldiers in the Nigeria’s Northeast of LakeChad have been killed by the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), airstrikes.
Dan-Buduma and his footsoldiers were eliminated in a coordinated intelligence-led ground and aerial bombardmentd by the Nigeriene Air Task Force, under Operation Hadin Kai and Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) in Kwalaram village in Marte Local Government area of Borno state.
In January 2022, ISWAP leadership reshuffled its cabinet after the loss of its commanders and fighters in aerial bombardments.
Some of the appointed commanders included Abubakar Dan-Buduma to oversee Bakkassi Buningil and Doron Buhari; Muhammed Ba’ana for Kirta; Mohamet Aliamir for Kwalaram; Bakura Gana for Jubularam; Malam Musa for Jubularam; and Mohamadu Mustapha for Marte.
Abubakar Dan-Buduma, who had replaced Muhammed Ba’ana, was the ISWAP’s Chief Naval Officer Commanding the waterways of Kirta, Bakassi, Buningil and Doron Buhari, in Marte Local Government Area of Borno state.