Internal Rift Turns ISWAP Commanders Against Others

Terror bigwigs piloting affairs of Islmaic State West African Province (ISWAP), yesterday engaged in a brawl in their enclave at Shettima Affor axis between Damboa and Gujba, border towns linking Borno and Yobe State.

Zagazola Makama, a security analyst and a counter-insurgency expert who is familiar with security trend along Lake Chad, revealed this via a Twitter post.

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He noted that one of the Commanders moved out of the camp with his fighters on Motorcycles and headed towards the axis of Kaffa, a nearby settlement in the area.

“The aggrieved Commander moved out of the camp with his fighters on GT/ Motorcycles and headed towards the axis of Kaffa,” Zagazola tweeted. “Another team, probably from Shettima Afor, arrived at Kaffa at about 8:30 a.m. and engaged the ISWAP in a gun battle.”

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This comes a few days after fighters of Boko Haram on a vengeance mission, killed 33 women believed to be wives of ISWAP members.

WikkiTimes had earlier reported that the manslaughter of the wives followed a clash between the groups in Sambisa forest, where ISWAP terrorists eliminated Boko Haram Commander, Malam Aboubakar (Munzir) and 15 foot soldiers after a failed negotiation between them.

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