Scores of the members of the Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihd, better known as Boko Haram, and the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, have been reportedly killed in an internal faceoff in Borno State.
A counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama, disclosed this in a post on his X platform.
He explained that the casualties on both sides could be more than 60 as the infighting continued.
He wrote, “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, ISWAP, terrorists, including their commanders were killed during an infighting in the North East of Borno State.
“Reports indicated that a heavy fight broke out between the two groups at Tumbum Ali Island in Marte LGA at about 1400hours.
“Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that 6 boats belonging to the Bakura Buduma faction and four JAS elements boats, all full with fighters were destroyed.
“The sources said the casualties on both sides could be more than 60 as the infighting continued.”
The two extremist groups have been battling for supremacy in the state, among other areas where they currently hold control.
ISWAP is also active in neighbouring countries, including Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Mali.