The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has reportedly killed about 50 Boko Haram terrorists in the Chillaria axis of Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
The terrorists were eliminated on November 21, 2022, in a sustained clash between the two groups in the Chillaria hideouts. A counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, disclosed in Maiduguri, yesterday: “ISWAP terrorists ambushed a convoy of Boko Haram fighters. This led to a 40-minute fierce gun battle about 4.30p.m.”
According to him, ISWAP took strategic positions to rout Boko Haram fighters, killing an unspecified number of them. A military source in Maiduguri also disclosed that a Hilux truck, motorcycles and other weapons were seized from Boko Haram. Makama had predicted that the worsening rivalry between the jihadist groups might lead to irreversible self-destruction.
“The revolting ISWAP had vowed to battle more with members of its former main body than troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK),” he noted.