Insurgents of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) have attacked the enclaves of Boko Haram, killing six of their co-terrorists.
Newsbreak.ng reports that ISWAP elements at the weekend stormed the site of Boko Haram insurgents in Gajibo town in Maiduguri, Borno state, and slaughtered six of their rivals whom they described as “infidels”.
ISWAP storms Boko Haram enclave, kill 6 seizes weapons
In what appeared to be a continuation of their sustained inter-rivalry clash, the fighters of the ISWAP has at the weekend attacked the enclaves of the Boko Haram, during which six of them were reportedly killed. pic.twitter.com/SaTxgTogmT
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Details of the attack are still sketchy, but this news medium learned that the attackers also took away five AK 47 riffles from the Boko Haram terrorists.
In recent years, infighting between Nigeria’s two major jihadist factions has left scores dead.
ISWAP has emerged as the dominant faction in Nigeria’s insurgency conflict, especially after the death of rival Boko Haram commander Abubakar Shekau in May 2021 during infighting between the groups.
ISWAP split from Boko Haram in 2016 and the two factions turned staunch enemies since the split and regularly fight for dominance.
More than two million people have been displaced by Nigeria’s armed conflict since it began in 2009, and the violence has spread over the borders to Chad, Niger Republic and Cameroon.
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