Boko Haram Appoints New Leader After Death Of Shekau, Imposes Taxes In Northern States

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Weeks after Boko Haram’s leader, Abubakar Shekau killed himself during an attack by the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) in northern Nigeria, the group broke its silence on Monday to announce a new leader and a governor to held activities in Borno.

In a report published on the PRNigeria website, the ISWAP-Boko Haram leader, during an emergency meeting imposes taxes on farmers and fishermen in the lake Chad.

Name of the newly appointed ISWAP-Boko Haram leader.

Abbah Gana aka Ba-Lawan and Malam Bako was appointed Deputy (Na’ib) to Command the ISIS Caliphate Command of Nigeria, (Wilaya of Nigeria).

Other new appointments include Abba-Kaka as Governor of Tumbumma, Commanding Marte, Abadam, Kukawa, Magumeri and other parts of Lake Chad; and Abubakar Dan-Buduma as the Operation Commander, Timbuktu Triangle. 

Baba Isa who was in charge of Taxation and Revenue on Fishing activities was posted to Kangar in Abadam to relieve Abu Abdallah. Ibn Umar is now Chief Prosecutor, Abu Umama becomes Amir of Tudun Wulgo, while Muhammed Maina is the Commander of Sabon Tumbu, among others. 

How much is ISWAP-Boko Haram charge for taxes?

Members of the terrorist group will be collecting N5,000 monthly from traders and farmers, while the fishermen will pay N2,000 per bag of fish among other levies. 

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