In what appeared to be a continuation of their sustained inter-rivalry clash, the fighters of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) has attacked a convoy of Boko Haram, during which many of them were killed.

A counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, disclosed this in a series of tweets on Monday.

The rival groups have been attacking communities in the Northeast region since both camps fell apart over leadership issues.

The groups have also since been having clashes, and Abubakar Shekau, leader of Boko Haram, was reportedly killed during one of such clashes in 2021.

According to Makama, the recent inter-rivalry clash occurred in Chillaria axis of Sambisa Forest.

He said ISWAP terrorists during the weekend ambushed a moving convoy of the Boko Haram elements which triggered a heavy gun battle at about 4:30 pm and lasted almost 40 minutes.

“The ISWAP who had taken strategic positions totally routed Boko Haram fighters and killing unspecified numbers of them,” the counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad said.

He added that one Hilux truck, several motorcycles and weapons were seized by the ISWAP group from Boko Haram.



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