In a renewed battle for supremacy between the two terrorist organisations, at least 23 Boko Haram insurgents were killed in an ambush by its affiliate, the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP).
This was reported shortly after eight terrorists, including a Commander simply identified as “Kundu,” were ambushed and killed on Thursday during a fierce gun battle with ISWAP terrorists.
According to a report on Friday citing intelligence sources, dozens of terrorists were killed when ISWAP members stormed a Boko Haram camp in Kolori, Borno State.
According to sources, a large number of heavily armed insurgents on motorcycles invaded the Boko Haram camp and completely dislodged them in an hours-long battle.
ISWAP was previously part of late Abubakar Shekau’s group (Boko Haram) before its split six years ago, pledging allegiance to ISIL (ISIS).
The schism was due to religious ideological disagreements over the killing of civilians by Boko Haram, to which ISWAP objected.