ISWAP/B Haram infighting claims 23 chief executioners, family surrender

As many as 23 fighters from members of the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād Boko-Haram were killed in an ambush by its Islamic State affiliates in East Africa Province. West (ISWAP) in a new last war for supremacy between murderous sects.

Daily Trust had earlier reported how a fierce battle broke out on Thursday between the deceased Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram faction and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), resulting in the death of a commander simply identified as “Kundu” and dozens of fighters.

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This was shortly after eight terrorists, including a mid-ranking commander simply identified as “Kundu”, were ambushed and killed in a fierce firefight with ISWAP on Thursday.

A source claimed that the 23 terrorists were killed when ISWAP stormed another JAS camp at Bula Shaitan and Kolori located between Bama and Konduga.

The source said a large number of heavily armed insurgents led by ISWAP’s Ba’ana Chingori on motorbikes swarmed the Boko Haram camp, completely dislodging them in an hour-long fight.

Likewise, Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, confirmed both incidents.

Our correspondent also learned that a chief executioner of the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, alias Boko-Haram, Bashir Bulabuduwaye, who was responsible for the slaughter of all people abductees condemned by the group, had surrendered to Nigerian troops.

He reportedly went alongside his immediate family consisting of his wives and children.

It was recorded that he and his family surrendered to Operation Hadin Kai troops in Banki, Bama Local Government Area, Borno State on Monday.

Makama said Bulabuduwaye was among the commanders who fled the invasion of the terror group’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest area by a section of fighters from the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) province, in May 2021, resulting in the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau. .

“He split up after refusing to pledge allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) to form a camp in the village of Kote in the Banki axis, where he was hiding with other fighters,” Makama said.

He added that Bulabuduwaye and his team of executioners murdered at least 1,000 people who were captured and sentenced to death.

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