This was disclosed in an official statement released by the Army on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The Army said the group’s leader has already been identified as a certain Abul- Fadl Iyad Gali and will fight the group with advanced technologies.
The statement read, “Meanwhile, the new leader of JAMA’ATU NUS’RATUL-ISLAMI WAL-MUSLIMINA, Abul- Fadl Iyad Gali has also been identified. The group is a new terrorist group which Ansaru is affiliated to.
“In the same vein, the identification of the leader of JAMA’ATU NUS’RATUL-ISLAMI WAL-MUSLIMINA group would enable the NA target the group effectively using advanced technologies in its arsenal.
“This is as the existence of group portends grave danger to Nigeria’s national security.”