Boko Haram, ISWAP Clash Leaves 24 Dead
Information reaching Ibom Focus that Boko Haram, ISWAP Clash Leaves 24 Dead in Gwoza
Boko Haram terrorists have eliminated 24 fighters of Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP at Mandra and Gaba Mountains in the Gwoza axis on Friday.
The incident occured when the Boko Haram terrorists, under the control of one Commander Aliyu Ngulde, exchanged fire with ISWAP fighters, led by one Abou Aseeya, at the mountainous axis.
During the attack by the rival group, several ISWAP members were captured alive.
According to sources who spoke to PRNigeria, the duel between the two terrorist organisations was a reprisal attack, fueled by ISWAP onslaughts against Boko Haram members in recent weeks.
Meanwhile, Nigerian troops have thwarted the mission of ISWAP terrorists to attack a camp of repentant Boko Haram members in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
The troops repelled the insurgents who stormed the town in a convoy of gun trucks on Saturday.
Credible sources confirmed to PRNigeria that fighters of the dreaded ISWAP on Saturday evening invaded the town.
Their plan, according to a seasoned intelligence source, was to launch an attack on the civilian camp of repentant Boko Haram members.
“The camp is where hundreds of repentant Boko Haram members have been staying since they renounced terrorism,” he said.
He however said that troops who were swiftly deployed after a distress call engaged the ISWAP fighters.
“Though the terrorists were repelled, and their mission thwarted after a brutal gunfire, I cannot give the actual number of casualties they could have suffered,” said the intelligence officer.