Commander, Fighters Killed as ISWAP, Boko Haram Clash in Northeast Nigeria

Commander, Fighters Killed as ISWAP, Boko Haram Clash in Northeast Nigeria

  • Again, the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram terrorists clashed in Borno State on Thursday night, killing dozens of fighters
  • They terrorised the residents of the Dikwa and Bama local government areas which later resulted to the death of a commander
  • Meanwhile, the commander and his team were on a robbery mission, but were intercepted by the ISWAP fighters and were defeated

On Thursday, September 15, another fierce battle broke out between late Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram faction and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) that led to the killing of a commander simply identified as “Kundu” and dozens of fighters.

The fight happened between Dikwa and Bama local government areas.

A security source said that Kundu and his team were on a robbery mission when the ISWAP intercepted them on six motorcycles, each conveying three fighters, Daily Trust reported.

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Borno state, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), Boko Haram
Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari urges service chiefs to take the fight to the doorstep of terrorists. Photo credit: Femi Adesina
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A security analyst confirmed the clash

Zagazola Makama, a security analyst and a counter insurgency in Lake Chad, also confirmed the fight.

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He said:

“A heavy fight ensued between the terrorists resulting to dozens of casualties on the side of the Boko Haram terrorists, while few ISWAP terrorists were wounded.
“The Boko Haram terrorists took to their heels leaving their motorcycles to the ISWAP terrorists.”

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