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21 terrorists kill themselves as Boko Haram, ISWAP fighters clash again in Borno

No fewer than 21 insurgents have been reportedly killed when Boko Haram fighters clashed with members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction of the terrorists in Borno State.

A counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, who disclosed this in a series of tweet on Friday said ISWAP terrorists on five gun trucks and motorcycles attacked Boko Haram acclaimed Caliphate in Gazuwa village on Thursday, June 30.

The rival groups have been having clashes since both camps fell apart over leadership issues, and Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, was reportedly killed during one of such clashes in 2021.

The caliphate formerly known as Gabchari, Mantari and Mallum Masari, is located about nine kilometres from Bama Local Government Area of the State.

Makama added that the attack triggered a fierce gun battle between the terror groups, which lasted for about three hours.

The counter-insurgency expert explained that the Boko Haram faction later overpowered ISWAP, and killed 18 of them and recovered three of their trucks, while other terrorists on two trucks and motorcycles took to their heels.

Three Boko Haram terrorists were also killed while many others were injured in the coordinated attack.

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