The Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād terrorists, otherwise known as Boko Haram, have dislodged members of rival Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), in two of their strongholds in the North East of Lake Chad, after killing at least 35 Jihadists.
The intensified attacks in the ISWAP camps were spearheaded by the Boko Haram leader, ABU UMAIMAH or BAKOURA DORO, in company of four commanders and several other fighters, according to a report by Zagazola Makama, a counter insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region.
The attack which began in the north of Kayowa and Toumbun Gini, in the North East of Lake Chad, led killing of the 35 ISWAP fighters, while many others were injured.
Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama that the ruthless Boko Haram leader also seized large amount of weapons from the ISWAP terrorist, as they withdraw from their camps.
The sources said that a major market of the ISWAP at Toumbun Gini, had been captured by the JAS elements who are currently in the location.
Zagazola understands that the fleeing terrorists were pursued by the rival faction towards the south of Kangarwa and Dogon Chuku in Baga LGA.
The Boko Haram terrorists had within the past weeks, inflicted heavy casualties in the camps of ISWAP in Sambisa Forest and the Lake Chad region, forcing ISWAP to take defensive positions.
On Dec. 31, attacks between rival factions of ISWAP and JAS that lasted 14hours at Toumbum Allura and Kangar areas, had led to the killing of scores of fighters.
He explained that the sustained attacks force the ISWAP fighters to held a meeting at Tumbun Murhu with high profile ISWAP leaders comprising, Abubakar Chad, Bashir Ukasha and Abul Kaka- Alias Sa’ad in attendance.
According to the sources, major issues discussed during the meeting was the inability of their organisation to carry out major attacks during the Yuletide season as ealier planned which was attributed to the clashes and attacks on its camps by the Boko Haram factions.
“The terrorists finally resolved to carry out series of attacks against the Boko Haram positions in the coming days in the Lake Chad axis and Gaizuwa, in Sambisa forest.
“The ISWAP are also seeking the support of foreign ISIS mercenaries from Mali, Burkina Faso and Somalia to lend them a helping hand in order to defeat the Boko Haram whom they considered as their immediate latest enemies,” said the source
Recall that the Boko Haram fighters have directed it men to be determined and show courage in sustaining its fight against ISWAP while the ISWAP group vowed to fight more with the JAS faction than the security forces.