Over 60 killed in Boko Haram, ISWAP clash

Over 60 terrorists were killed in a renewed clash between extremist groups, Boko Haram, and the Islamic State for West African Province, in Borno State.

The attack was said to be in retaliation for the massive killing of ISWAP fighters by the Buduma faction of Boko Haram, which had also seized most of their territories.

A report by Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad region, alleged that the fight broke out between the two groups on Tumbum Ali Island in Marte Local Government Area of the state.

It quoted intelligence sources as saying that six boats belonging to the Bakura Buduma faction and four JAS element boats, packed with fighters, were destroyed.

The sources also stated that the casualties on both sides could be more than 60 as the infighting continued.

The report read in part, “Scores of fighters from the Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihd, Boko Haram, and the Islamic State of West African Province, terrorists, including their commanders, were killed during an infighting in the North East of Borno State.”