Boko Haram fighters and a faction of the terrorists group, the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), have clashed in Borno State, NorthEast Nigeria.
Naija News reports that this was made known by a counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, in a series of post on his Twitter page on Friday.
He revealed that the Boko Haram fighters repelled the attack of their rivals, killing 18 ISWAP members in the process.
According to Makama, ISWAP on five guntrucks and Motorcycles, on June 30, attacked Boko Haram acclaimed Chaliphate in Gazuwa village, formerly known as Gabchari, Mantari and Mallum Masari, located about 9 kilometres to Bama Local Government Area of Borno.
The caliphate formerly known as Gabchari, Mantari and Mallum Masari, is located about nine kilometres from Bama Local Government Area of the State.
He said the attack ignited a fierce gunbattle between the terror groups, which lasted for about three hours.
The counter-insurgency expert revealed that sources said that the Boko Haram faction later overpowered the ISWAP, killed 18 of them and recovered three of their trucks while other terrorists on two trucks and motorcycles took to their heels.
Three Boko Haram terrorists were also killed while many others were injured in the coordinated attack.
Makama stated that the intensified bloodbath in the two terror camps and the Nigerian Military’s onslaught has resulted in massive displacement of the fighters and their families with many of them relocating to a more safer hideouts in the axis of Kala Balge in the South of Borno state.