Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) clashed in Borno state leaving no fewer than 41 terrorists including commanders dead.
Zagazola Makama, a security analyst and counter-insurgency specialist located in the Lake Chad region, revealed this on Thursday following an internal conflict that started on Wednesday in Borno State’s north-eastern region.
Makama learned that the Bakoura Buduma-led faction of Boko Haram was attacked in the Kukawa Local Government Area (LGA) on the axis of Duguri by ISWAP terrorists who arrived on multiple canoes.
According to Makama, reliable sources with firsthand knowledge of the conflict reported that both sides lost 41 combatants in the violent conflict, including group commanders.
He continued by saying that the ISWAP team delivered the Boko Haram terrorists a serious blow, killing many of their commanders.
According to Makama’s source, among the commanders who perished in the brutal battle were Modu Kayi, Abbah Musa, Isa Muhammad, Ibrahim Ali, Kanai Zakariya, and Bula Salam.
Isuhu Alhaji Umaru, Dogo Salman, and Abdulrahman Malam Musa are also included.
Conflicts between Boko Haram and ISWAP increased in frequency and intensity, especially in the Sambisa forest in Borno state and the Lake Chad region.
Makama added that ISWAP has the upper hand as a result of the defection of Abou Idris, a former Boko Haram commander of operations who joined ISWAP to combat his old organization.