Waylaying fighters of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) are currently on a rampage, attacking locals in Gajiram, the headquarters of Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State.
The insurgent group, according to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad.
“The insurgents were said to have come in several trucks fitted with machine guns on Saturday morning,” Zagazola told Sahara Reporters.
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ISWAP formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād (JAS) often collude with local bandits and Boko Haram fighters since the death of their leader, Abubakar Shekau.
This, however, gives rise to the insurgency which the Nigerian military has repeatedly claimed to have suppressed.
According to Sahara Reporters, the terror group has caused over 150,000 deaths and displaced millions of people, mainly in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.