ISWAP kills scores of Boko Haram fighters, carts away weapons


By Ismail Auwal

The fighters of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) had over the weekend raided the Boko Haram stronghold fighters reportedly killing six of them. 

According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, the attack took place  in Gajibo, a town 95 kilometres northeast of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, and involved the murder of six people they deemed to be “infidels.”

He also noted that the attackers also recovered five AK47 riffles from the Boko Haram terrorists.

 “ISWAP had carried out many successful attacks against Boko Haram terrorists in its sustained feuds, which caused the group a huge casualty and loss of war assets,”he said 

As the rebellious ISWAP had vowed to engage more with members of its former main body than even with the Nigerian troops, the escalating inter-rivalry clashes between jihadist organisations may drive them to irrevocable self-destruction.

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