A deadly clash between members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Northern Abadam, Borno State, has left many terrorists killed.
It was gathered that the clash was due to ISWAP Fighters trying to prevent Boko Haram insurgents from surrendering.
The Boko Haram insurgents were reportedly attacked by the ISIS-backed terrorists around the Gusuriya community, located in Dumbawa village.
An intelligence source disclose to PRNigeria that Boko Haram were on their way to surrender to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) at a border with the Niger Republic on August 22, 2022, when they came under heavy fire.
The source said: “The deadly attack was coordinated by one Abba-Kaka, a self-acclaimed ISWAP Governor of Tumbumma, Commanding Marte, Abadam, Kukawa and Magumeri, leading to a heavy gun battle that lasted for hours which resulted in the killing of over 25 terrorists including three Commanders while many other militants, who ran in different directions with their families were left with bullets wounds.”
The rift between the two terrorists group has increased following the execution of Boko Haram fighters for committing minor offences.
Boko Haram commanders are also angry over the refusal of ISWAP leadership to give them key appointment after pledging loyalty.
“Some high ranking Commanders bearing the titles of ‘Amir’ and ‘Khaid’ (Chiefs) at under the Shekau’s Caliphate in Sambisa were reduced to ordinary militants fighters after paying allegiance to the ISWAP leadership.
“Some JAS Commanders and their loyalists were already contemplating pitching their tents against the ISWAP by joining forces with the Bakura and Krimima Led-JAS Factions that have been battling the ISWAP around the axes of Lelewa, Duwa, Wallal and Hauwa Bulumwa villages in the Niger Republic,” the source concluded