Terrorists loyal to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have reportedly engaged in a fight with some members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect.
It was gathered that chaos broke out within the two criminal groups after one Ameer Abubakar Dogo Daawa, a commander of the later sect was killed.
Naija News understands that the later sect launched brutal reprisal attacks at the ISWAP criminals in Lake Chad axis to avenge the killing of one of its leaders.
It was gathered that ISWAP jihadists, led by one Commander Modou Bashir Okocha had killed Dogo Daawa, a Boko Haram Commander under the late Shekau, in an ambush in Sambisa forest, recently.
The development reportedly provoked the Boko Haram fighters loyal to Bacoura Buduma who thereafter, launched a major reprisal attack against the ISWAP.
Naija News understands that a source had told PRNigeria that, with the appointment of Fiya Bakoura Salaba and Bakoura Doro as new Commanders at Toumboun Gajimi, the Bakoura Buduma-led Boko Haram faction is now out for major confrontations with ISWAP in the Lake Chad axis.
Another source confirmed to newsmen that the Boko Haram faction mobilized a large number of their fighters in the latest reprisal attacks on ISWAP.
The source said: “The Boko Haram fighters congregated with their Commanders, Amirs and Khaid (Chiefs) in Lelewa, Duwa, Wallal and Hauwa Bulumwa villages in the axis of Niger Republic before attacking ISWAP major camps.
“The Boko Haram militants launched the attack from Kaduna Ruwa and Kaiga, where it massively eliminated ISWAP terrorists in a silent Operation and seized many of their arms and ammunition.
“At about 1900 hours, it dislodged and dominated Tumbun Ali, Kaduna Ruwa, Mardas and Kahuram, all major camps of ISWAP, killing large scores of high-valued fighters, commanders and their bodyguards, while many others were seriously injured,” said the source.
He added that the Boko Haram fighters were currently battling with the ISWAP elements at Kirta, and Wulgo communities in Marte local government of Borno State.
Meanwhile, the Anambra State police command has launched a manhunt for suspected cultists spotted using the head of a member of a ‘rival group’ to play football.
The criminals murdered the victim in Igbariam, a community in the Anambra East Council area of the state, Naija News reports.