A bloody clash between Boko Haram fighters and the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) has reportedly left scores of terrorists killed in the last three days.
A faction of the late Abubakar Shekau was said to have engaged ISWAP fighters in Lake Chad recently, Naija News learnt.
Reports made available to newsmen by a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst, Zagazola Makama, revealed that a notorious leader of Boko Haram, Ali Ngulde, on December 3, led hundreds of fighters armed with weapons from Mandara mountains to attack ISWAP.
The rivalry fight was said to have begun in the camp of Yuwe, which triggered a heavy firefight, and Ngulde’s fighters overpowered the ISWAP elements and neutralised about 12 of them and seized their weapons.
Not long after the encounter according to the report, the Boko Haram fighters again mobilized fighters from Abu Ikilima’s camp at Gaizuwa, Gabchari, Mantari and Mallum Masari.
Zagazola noted that more than 23 ISWAP fighters were killed on December 4, when the Shekau’s faction of the Boko Haram group divided themselves into two groups and raided ISWAP positions in Ukuba, Arra and Sabil Huda.
Also on Sunday night, a reinforcement team of the ISWAP camps were sighted around the axis of Kawuri and Aulari, where in the morning on Monday, a top ISWAP leader, Ba’ana Chingori, reportedly led a column of fighters to attack Boko Haram position in Farisu.
The infight between the two terrorist factions has left dozens of fighters killed, Naija News learnt.