Often people object to my identifying the killers in instances such as these as “Muslims.” However, they call themselves the Islamic State West Africa Province, and were formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, or the Party of the People of the Sunnah for Proselytizing and Jihad. They do what they do because of Islamic teachings, as they make clear whenever they explain their actions. Those who insist that they are not Muslims should go to Nigeria and explain to them the true Islam.
“Boko Haram Claims Responsibility For Killing 10 Nigerian Soldiers, Children During Yobe Attack,” Sahara Reporters, December 28, 2021:
The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, has claimed that its fighters killed 10 people including Nigerian soldiers and children during an attack on Buni Yadi community, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.
SaharaReporters had reported that the insurgents on Sunday engaged troops of the Nigerian Army in the community in a gun battle.
Sources said the gunmen invaded the community around 5pm shooting sporadically as residents fled into the forest for safety.
Buni Yadi came into the limelight in 2014 after Boko Haram insurgents killed 58 male students of the town’s Federal Government College.
ISWAP in a notice seen by SaharaReporters on Monday said “10 people were killed including soldiers and children during the attack.”
The terror group added that it razed many military operational vehicles….
The terror group has caused over 50,000 deaths and displaced millions of individuals mainly in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states.