ISWAP kills 8 Boko Haram members and seizes large quantities of ammunition
Eight insurgents were reportedly killed when Boko Haram fighters clashed with members of the terrorists’ Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction on the outskirts of Lake Chad.
The ISWAP also seized large quantities of ammunition during an inter-rivalry clash on October 6, when an ISWAP team attacked and killed a large number of its adversaries at the Krinowa axis in the northeast of Marte in Borno State.
An intelligence source told Zagazola Makama, a Lake Chad-based Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst, that 12 Boko Haram fighters were returning from Marte after receiving large quantities of weapons from the camp of Boko Haram Amir Jay, 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 of weapons after suffering devastating defeat and losses due to the sustained intensified intelligence-led Air Strikes, heavy artillery 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 their 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 12 pm 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 kingpin 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 and urged other JAS fighters to help them from collapsing,” the sources said.