At least 87 Boko Haram fighters have died after being attacked in a reprisal attack launched by the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP.
According to DailyPost, the incident happened in Borno.
The report revealed that the suspected ISWAP elements, reportedly carried out the reprisal at the camp of the Commander of Boko Haram, Bakoura Modou, in Lake Chad axis on Tuesday night, a source with information about the terrorists told Newsmen on Thursday.
The reprisal attack came barely five days after a group of terrorists affiliated to Boko Haram eliminated 24 Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP fighters, at Mandra and Gaba Mountains in Gwoza town, Borno State.
A fight between the two terrorist groups has continued since the former terror leader Abubakar Shekau was killed by ISWAP fighters.
“Attempts to bring the two groups into one fold by some commanders did not materialize as growing suspicion among them has continued to split them,” the sources said.
Our Correspondent learnt that the SWAP fighters stormed Modou’s Lake Chad camp in 50 local speed boats yesterday to unleash havoc on the terror elements killing 87 fighters from the former Shekau’s men.