Wild war between Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has began in the terrorists’ camps leading to the killing of several of their fighters.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, revealed this in a brief statement on Monday in Abuja.
Yerim disclosed that the incident which broke out in a border area between Nigeria and the Niger Republic was disclosed by Al Thabat, an al-Qaida affiliated media outfit.
He said that Al Thabat, in a statement, said Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad, commonly known as Boko Haramo, eliminated ISWAP insurgents in the village of Sunawa on the Nigeria-Niger border.
According to him, the war broke out after ISWAP kidnapped dozens of women linked to Boko Haram.
“The group consequently invaded the ISWAP base and saved the women.
“It will be remembered that ISWAP broke off from the Shekau led Boko Haram in 2016, and since then, a bitter battle of revenge and violent confrontations between both factions have been recurrent.
“This incident has once again revealed the disorganised and disoriented nature of these criminals,” he said.
Yerima said that the Nigerian Army in recent operations continued to dismantle all logistics and operational bases of the insurgents along the Lake Chad Basin axis and Sambisa forest area.
He stated that the troops had in one of its operations in Sambisa forest discovered and scattered and bombarded Abubakar Shekau’ farm and saved kidnapped victims.
“The Nigerian Army plans to use this medium to remind Nigerians of the determination of troops to kill all remnants terrorists out of the Nigerian territory,” he said.