41 killed as Boko Haram, ISWAP clash in Borno

No fewer than 41 terrorists including commanders lost their lives when the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) clashed in Borno state.

A counter-insurgency expert and security analyst, Zagazola Makama who is based in the Lake Chad region disclosed this on Thursday after an infighting that broke out Wednesday in the North East of Borno State.

Makama gathered that the ISWAP terrorists who came on several canoes attacked the Bakoura Buduma-led faction of Boko Haram in the axis of Duguri in Kukawa Local Government Area (LGA).

According to Makama, impeccable sources aware of the clash said that the bloody battle left 41 fighters killed on both sides including Commanders of the group.

He added that the ISWAP group dealt a heavy blow on the Boko Haram terrorists, leaving many of their commanders dead.

Makama said that the source listed some of the commanders who lost their lives during the bloody clash to include Modu Kayi, Abbah Musa, Isa Muhammed, Ibrahim Ali, Kanai Zakariya and Bula Salam.

Also included are Isuhu Alhaji Umaru, Dogo Salman and Abdulrahman Malam Musa among others.

Clashes between Boko Haram and ISWAP became increasingly common and intense notably in Borno state’s Sambisa forest and the Lake Chad region.

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