Six killed as Boko Haram, ISWAP fighters clash in Borno
No fewer than six terrorist have reportedly been killed when Boko Haram fighters clashed with members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction in Borno State.
A counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, who disclosed this in a series of tweet on Monday said insurgents from the Boko Haram faction attacked a convoy of ISWAP terrorists in the night of Sunday, May 22, between Kaffa and Litawa axis in Damboa Local Government Area.
He said, “At about 0700hours, the ISWAP insurgents on six gun trucks and three motorcycles arrived the axis of Kaffa to evacuate the dead bodies and then proceeded to the axis of Wajiroko.
“The infighting and bitter rivalry between the two terrorists’ factions had intensified with both groups hunting to kill each other at any given opportunity.”
The rival terrorist groups have been attacking communities in the North-East region since both camps fell apart over leadership issues.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that the terrorists have also been having clashes, and Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, was reportedly killed during one of such clashes in 2021.