The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) has killed one of its members for diverting the terrorist group’s funds for personal use.
A counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, disclosed this on Tuesday via his social media page.
According to Makama, the murdered ISWAP member was sent to buy foodstuff, but he used the money to take care of his needs.
The counter-insurgency expert said the deceased was tied for about two hours before he was slaughtered in Ajikur in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
“ISWAP terrorists have slaughtered their own member for diverting funds. The ISWAP member was sent to buy foodstuff but diverted the money for personal use.
“The member was tied for about two hours before he was later slaughtered in Ajikur in Damboa LGA,” Makama wrote on X, formerly Twitter.
According to Sahara Reporters, the news comes a few weeks after several members of the group and fighters of Boko Haram lost their lives during a clash between the two camps in Borno state.
The rival groups have been attacking communities in the northeast region since both camps fell apart over leadership issues.
Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, was reportedly killed during one of such clashes in 2021.