Days after the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) killed a Boko Haram top commander, Abubakar Dogo Daawa, the sect has hit back.
The elimination of Dogo Daawa, a top Abubakar Shekau lieutenant, was led by ISWAP’s Modou Bashir Okocha.
After the assault in the Sambisa forest, Boko Haram – led by Bakoura Buduma – carried out a massive reprisal in the Lake Chad axis.
Quoting a source, PRNigeria said Boko Haram insurgents converged in Lelewa, Duwa, Wallal and Hauwa Bulumwa villages around Niger Republic before hitting the ISIS affiliate.
“Boko Haram dislodged and dominated Tumbun Ali, Kaduna Ruwa, Marda and Kahuram, all major ISWAP camps, killing scores of high-valued fighters, commanders and bodyguards. Many were seriously injured,” the officer said.
Boko Haram sect is also battling with ISWAP foot soldiers at Kirta and Wulgo communities in the Marte Local Government Area of Borno.