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A fierce battle broke out between Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and has led to the death of eight fighters, including a middle-rank Commander simply identified as ‘Kundu’.
It was gathered that the incident, which took place on Thursday September 15, between Dikwa and Bama Local Government Areas, also left many fighters from both the Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad and ISWAP injured.
An Intelligence officer told Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad that Kundu and his team were on a robbery mission when the ISWAP intercepted them on six motorcycles each conveying three fighters.
‘A Heavy fight ensued between the terrorists resulting in 8 casualties on the side of the Boko Haram terrorists, while few ISWAP terrorists were wounded.
‘The surviving Boko Haram terrorists took to their heels, leaving their motorcycles to the ISWAP terrorists,’ Zagazola tweeted.
Nigerian President, Muhammadu Buhari has described terrorists of the Boko Haram sect as ‘fraudulent people’ who have been overwhelmed and pushed out of prominence ever since 2015.
Buhari made this known on Tuesday in Owerri, the Imo State capital when he was hosted by Governor Hope Uzodinma after he commissioned some projects by the latter’s government.
The President heaped the blames on the elite for not thinking hard about Nigeria, adding that though his government has done “extremely well” those who are supposed to commend his administration for his achievements have refused to speak.
He also said despite earning so much from crude oil, his predecessors failed to develop the country’s infrastructure.
He further said before he came into office in May 2015, Boko Haram terrorists controlled local governments in Borno State but that has become a thing of the past.