By: Zagazola Makama
About eight insurgents have been reportedly killed when Boko Haram fighters clashed with members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction of the terrorists in the fringes of the Lake Chad.
The ISWAP also seized large quantities of ammunition in the
Inter-rivalry clash which occured on October 6, when a team of the ISWAP group attacked and inflicted a huge casualty on its adversary at Krinowa axis in the North East of Marte in Borno State.
An Intelligence Sources, told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad that 12 Boko Haram fighters were returning from Marte after receiving large quantities of weapons from the camp of the Boko Haram Amir Jay’s, Bakura Wulgo.
The Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, Boko Haram terrorists had despatched a 12 man team from Gaizuwa, in Bama to go in search for weapons after suffering divastating defeat and losses due to the sustained intensified intelligence-led Air Strikes, heavy artillary bombardment and ground, offensives by the Nigerian Military troops of Operation Hadin Kai.
The Boko Haram terrorists occupying Gaizuwa otherwise known as Gabchari, Mantari and Mallum Masari had lost almost all its weapons, vehicles and motorcycles leaving the badly depleted fighters vulnerable for attacks by the Nigerian troops as well as the ISWAP rival fighter led by Ba’ana Chigori in the area.
The sources said that eight terrorists were killed in the ambush, three terrorists including Goni Gado, Abou Adam and Abou Abubakar returned to Gaizuwa at about 12pm on Friday October 7, with bullets wounds while one other was either missing or dead.
In the same vain, The Boko Haram leadership held a brief meeting and despatched another team of 11 fighters led by one Amir Baba Kaka to seek support from Amir Jaichige a terror kingping who was under the Leadership Ali Ngoshe, in the axis of Mandara Mountains.
“The Boko Haram had cried out that the ISWAP may soon take over all its camps very soon and urged other JAS fighters to help them from collapsing,”the sources said.
The current sustained battlefield rivalry clashes is pushing a self-destruct amongst jihadist groups. Just as the jihadist continue to relocate from one hideout to another, the risk of exposure and battlefield elimination increases.