International terror organisation, Islamic States West African Province (ISWAP-ISIS) is planning to expel the Boko Haram group from its network over its failure to establish a caliphate-like base in the northeast region of Nigeria, a report has revealed. A survey carried out by the International Terror Monitoring Group (ITMG), a global monitoring group on the activities of terrorists group across the world said Boko Haram was given a three-year ultimatum to establish a caliphate in Nigeria. ITMG said ISIS having seen that Boko Haram terrorists group is yet to recapture any territory since the past three years is set to carry out its ultimatum.
The report by ITMG said: “The ISIS has threatened to expel Boko Haram from its fold for its inability to sustain the tempo in the ongoing war with the Nigeria Army as reflected in it losing areas that hitherto were strongholds, such as Camp Zero in Sambisa forest as well as the lucrative Kukawa-Baga-Chad-Niger route.” It also said should Boko Haram lose support from ISIS that would signal the end of its existence because the bulk of the support it gets in arms and ammunition support would be cut-off. “The critical aspect of the deal for the Boko Haram insurgents is in their desire to continue to have supplies in arms and ammunition from the ISIS group. Their main supply would be cut off, and they stand the risk of going into oblivion should that happen.” It further said the renewed attacks by Boko Haram is as a result of the ultimatum handed over to them to either capture territories or risk been excommunicated from the terror network. “Part of the reason for the pressure is to ensure that the northeast region is unsuitable for elections, and which would in a way disrupt the political process in Nigeria. But as it stands that aim is not possible because Boko Haram has not been able to lay claim to any territory in the past three years, unlike in times past where it was in control of over 16 local government areas in North East Nigeria,” the report added.
It said Boko Haram might be expelled in a few days as it is customary with the terrorist network for groups without a known operational base for three years upward to be discharged from the web.
Speaking on how he was going to solve the challenge of Boko Haram terrorism, Atiku said: “I happen to know how Boko Haram came into being. They were offshoots of political thuggery.