In Sambisa, enraged Boko Haram soldiers have murdered 33 spouses of ISWAP terrorists in order to exact revenge for the deaths of their commander, Malam Aboubakar (Munzir), and 15 other people who perished in a bloody insurrection.
Since December 3, 2022, hundreds of fighters under the command of Ali Ngulde, the chief Boko Haram commander in charge of Mandara Mountain, have been engaged in combat with the ISWAP in Sambisa Forest.
The terrorist organization Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihd, also known as Boko Haram, invited ISWAP to a meeting to discuss a truce before the attack. They had pledged to turn themselves in to the IS/ISWAP leadership (mubayi’a).
Intelligence source revealed to Zagazola Makama, a counter insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad, that unknown to the ISWAP group, Ngulde and his team had staged an ambush against them in which at least 12 of them were killed in Yuwe while others escaped with bullets wounds.
In the aftermath of the encounters, Boko Haram members seized four Hilux trucks mounted with weapons belonging to their rivals and burnt another.
A source said that shortly after the victory, the Boko Haram fighters mobilised more fighters from Abu Ikilima’s camp at Gaizuwa, Gabchari, Mantari and Mallum Masari to attack more ISWAP positions in Ukuba, Arra and Sabil Huda and Farisu, killing about 23 more fighters.
A few hours later, a top ISWAP leader, Ba’ana Chingori, called for a declaration of war and led a column of fighters to carry out reprisal attacks on Boko Haram in Farisu.
The attack paid off as the ISWAP neutrialised 15 Boko Haram terrorists including a unit Commander, Malam Aboubakar (Munzir) and seized seven motorcycles from them.
The ISWAP group later retreated and took position at the camp of Izzah. Thereafter, they moved to Garin Abbah, located about 2 kilometres where they pinned down to wait for the Boko Haram.