- The ISWAP were now having an upper hand following defection of one Abou Idris, a former chief of operation of Boko Haram, who joined ISWAP to fight his former group.
- Clashes between Boko Haram and ISWAP became increasingly common and intense, notably, in Borno state’s Sambisa forest and the Lake Chad region.
During a recent bout of infighting in Borno, several fighters from Boko Haram and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) organisations are said to have died.
A counter-insurgency journal called Zagazola Makama, which focuses on the Lake Chad region, claims that several field leaders from both parties were killed on Saturday about 2:00 pm after a fierce battle near Tumbum Ali Island in Marte LGA.
Earlier, Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication, said the fight took place on Wednesday when ISWAP attacked Boko Haram fighters in Duguri, Kukawa LGA of Borno.
The publication said several Boko Haram commanders were killed during the clash.
“At least 41 fighters from the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), including commanders killed after an infighting that broke out Wednesday in the north east of Borno state,” the publication reads.
This is a developing story…