Fighters of Boko Haram on a vengeance mission, killed 33 women believed to be wives of their breakaway faction, Islamic State West African Province.
The terror groups had clashed in Sambisa forest, where ISWAP terrorists eliminated Boko Haram Commander, Malam Aboubakar (Munzir) and 15 foot soldiers, according to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security expert in Lake Chad.
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WikkiTimes learnt that a top Boko Haram leader in charge of Mandara Moutain, Ali Ngulde had since December 3, led hundreds of terrorists armed with weapons to wage war against the ISWAP in Sambisa forest.
Also, the attack was reported to have started with a failed negotiation instigated by the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād (Boko Haram) terrorist group, inviting ISWAP, that they are prepared to surrender themselves (mubayi’a) to IS/ISWAP leadership.
According to Zagazola, unknown to the ISWA group, Ngulde and his team had orchestrated a trap against them in which at least 12 of them were killed in Yuwe while others escaped with bullet wounds.
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In the fallout of the clashes, Boko Haram members seized four Hilux trucks boarded with weapons belonging to their rivals and burnt another.
According to another source, shortly after the victory, Boko Haram mobilized more fighters from Abu Ikilima’s camp at Gaizuwa, Gabchari, Mantari and Mallum Masari to attack more ISWAP positions in Ukuba, Arra and Sabil Huda and Farisu, killing about 23 more fighters.
Few hours later, a top ISWAP leader, Ba’ana Chingori, called for a declaration of war and led a column of fighters to carry out reprisal attacks on Boko Haram in Farisu.
The attack paid off as the ISWAP neutralized 15 Boko Haram terrorists including the commander. They also seized seven motorcycles.
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The ISWAP group later retreated and took position at the camp of Izzah. Thereafter, they moved to Garin Abbah, located about 2 kilometers where they pinned down to wait for the Boko Haram.
However, instead of going to meet the ISWAP rivals to continue the fight, the Boko-Haram elements did a detour and headed to where ISWAP wives are fixed and killed 33 of them.