85 terrorists killed as Boko Haram, ISWAP clash in Borno


At Least 85 terrorists were killed in another series of clashes between the Islamic State of the West African Province, ISWAP, and Boko Haram in Borno State.

In a post on his X handle on Friday, Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, said the nonstop intensified clashes of supremacy happened between April 24 and 25, 2024.

Makama added that the development has led to the dislodgement of the Boko Haram rival faction from several Islands previously seized from the ISWAP groups.

“Impeccable sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that shortly after the terrorists encounter in Kukawa axis, on April 24, 2024, ISWAP mobilized to reinforce its fighters stationed at Tumbum Allura, recaptured recently from JAS elements who desire to carry out reprisals to recover the island.

“The sources said ISWAP fighters were also moved from Sabon Tumbu and Kirta Wulgo towards Tumbum Allura, Daban Wanzam, Abuja Ruwa with over 30 boxes of suspected ammunition and weapons,” he wrote.

Makama also disclosed that clashes resumed when ISWAP launched another attack on Boko Haram at Tudun ShawakkiI, Tumbum Bakwarram, Mallam Basiru and Kwaleram killing several Boko Haram fighters.

“On April 25, ISWAP lunched another attack on the position of Boko Haram at Kandahar and Tumbum Ali Island in Marte LGA. The gunfight ensued from 1am to 5am Friday April 26, 2024,” he said.

The security expert explained that ISWAP subsequently gained upper hand against the Boko Haram killing over 70 of them and capturing several others alive with their weapons.

In his analysis, Makama suggested that the incessant, and ever worsening, clashes between ISWAP and Boko Haram has continued to provide ampler opportunities for government security forces to seize in order to exterminate the two rival groups and stamp out the terror scorching the Lake Chad Basin

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