Terrorists of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) have reportedly eliminated two top commanders of Boko Haram.
The rival groups were said to have engaged in fierce gunfire at midnight on September 17, thereby killing two Boko Haram commanders identified as Abou Hamza (Munzir) and Abou Ibrahim (Nakib).
Naija News learnt that the Boko Haram terrorists had stormed the enclaves of the rival faction at midnight of September 17, 2022, in Gaizuwa in the Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
The remains of the two commanders according to Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama, were found Monday morning as they were killed over the night by the rivals.
It was gathered that before the latest attack, Boko Haram had boasted about taking revenge for the killing of 29 terrorists including a top Commander ambushed by the ISWAP terrorists.
The source further revealed that Boko Haram later invited more than 70 fighters from the axis of Mafa, Karkut, Shiwai, Lawe Kanuriye, Kirwa and Amtifur to help them to carry out the reprisal against the ISWAP.
“They divided themselves into two groups before taking off from Gaizuwa. But before arriving at the ISWAP enclave, they came under another heavy fire by the ISWAP who already knew about their plans, killing an unspecified number of them.
“The Boko Haram fighters scampered in different directions with many killed and injured while some were captured alive and their weapons seized,” the source claimed.