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Top Commanders, Fighters Killed as ISWAP, Boko Haram Clash in Borno

At least 60 fighters including top commanders of Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) and Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’awah wa’l-Jihad popularly known as Boko Haram, were killed during a rivalry clash in Borno State.

The warring faction of Buduma group of Boko Haram were said to have attacked the ISWAP and killed many of it’s fighters taking control of their hideouts.

According to Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad basin, there was a very fight between the two groups Saturday afternoon around Tumbum Ali Island in Marte local government area of Borno State.

Makama said six fully loaded boats with fighters belonging to the Bakura Buduma faction and four from JAS were destroyed, adding that at least sixty insurgents were killed.

“Reports indicated that a heavy fight broke out between the two groups at Tumbum Ali Island in Marte LGA at about 1400hours.

“The attack was in retaliation of the massive killing of ISWAP fighters by the Buduma factions that had seized most of their hideouts,” he posted on X formerly known as Twitter.

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