The Nigerian military says heavy fighting between Boko Haram militants from the Shekau faction and the Albarnawi faction known as ISWAP has left scores of terorists dead.
In a statement issued by its spokesperson Brigadier General Mohammed Yarima, the force said the incident took place in Saunawa village on the Nigeria-Niger border.
The military statement quoted Althabat Media Network, an Al-Qaeda-Affiliated Media, as saying that Boko Haram had killed several ISWAP fighters in Saunawa village on the Nigeria-Niger border as they went to rescue some of their women captured by ISWAP.
Reacting to the development, Yerima said the incident has exposed the disorganised nature of Boko Haram.
“The Nigerian army in recent operations under the leadership of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, has continued to dismantle all logistics and operational bases of the insurgents along the Lake Chad Basin axis and Sambisa forest area,” he said in a statement Monday.
“The troops in one of its operations along Sambisa forest discovered and destroyed Abubakar Shekau’ farm and rescued abducted victims.
“The Nigerian army wishes to use this medium to reassure Nigerians of the determination of troops to clear the remnant terrorists out of the Nigerian territory.”