ISWAP attacks Boko Haram fighters fleeing military onslaught in Borno

The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked some Boko Haram fighters who were escaping the military bombardment in Borno State.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that over 200 Boko Haram fighters and their commanders were killed in a military onslaught and how floods forced some insurgents to relocate to east of Konduga Local Government Area of Borno state.

Some of the escapees had sought refuge in Cina village, Bama Local Government Area of the state but they were attacked, according to sources.

Zagazola Makama, a counter insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad, who corroborated the account said the military attacks forced hundreds of terrorists and their families to desert their camps to seek safe havens in other locations.

“Unfortunately for the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, an Islamic terrorist groups and their families, they were attacked by their rivals, the ISWAP who occupied Cingori and Yuwe,” a source said.

According to Daily Trust, the source said on sighting the Boko Haram terrorists led by two commanders, ISWAP fighters started shooting at them.

“They were in their hundreds; many of them without clothes or shoes. Only few of them were holding arms. They had only four motorcycles, with two conveying their commanders. They looked very tired; some had their clothes soaked by rain.

“When the ISWAP fighters saw that there were women and children in their midst, they decided to allow Boko Haram continue their journey. Shortly after they were given the chance, they moved toward the axis of Bulabulin,” the source added.

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