June 23, 2024

Terrorists’ firefight: 60 feared killed

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Terrorists' firefight: 60 feared killed

Several fighters of the Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihd, better known as Boko Haram, and the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, have been reportedly killed in a fresh infighting in Borno State.

On Saturday, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama disclosed this in a post on his social media platform X.

He said the casualties on both sides could be more than 60 as the infighting continued.

Zagazola claimed that a heavy fight broke out between the two groups at Tumbum Ali Island in Marte LGA at about 1400 hours, with the commanders of the warring groups killed.

He stated that the attack was in retaliation for the massive killing of ISWAP fighters by the Buduma factions that had seized most of their hideouts.

He wrote, “Scores of fighters from the Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihd, Boko Haram, and the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, terrorists, including their commanders were killed during an infighting in the North East of Borno State.

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

“Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that 6 boats belonging to the Bakura Buduma faction and four JAS elements boats, all full of fighters were destroyed.

“The sources said the casualties on both sides could be more than 60 as the infighting continued.”

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