Thirty terrorists have been killed in the North East, Nigeria when fighters from the late Abubakar Shekau’s faction clashed with members of the Islamic State for West African Province, ISWAP in Dikwa local government area of Borno State on Saturday.
Dikwa is about 100km from Maiduguri the Borno State capital where terrorist organisations had had a field day operating unchallenged in the past.
Although there have been reported incidents around villages in Dikwa local government, the activities of the terrorists within the centre have reduced significantly.
Residents of Dikwa, who spoke to DAILY POST on Tuesday described the violence that erupted between the two rival terrorist organisations as a result of the people’s prayers for Allah’s intervention.
”There have been clashes between the two factions since the death of Shekau. When Albarnawi the leader of the ISWAP was killed, we thought the two factions will stop fighting but violence keeps growing amongst them. The violent ‘fight’, which occurred last Saturday, between them left 30 fighters dead and many others injured. ”
DAILY POST also gathered that after the long gun battle, members of the late Shekau’s faction retreated living their motorcycles, which the ISWAP took into custody.
The bloody gun duel, according to local reports was the result of the killing of a top commander, About Sadiquo by members of the late Abubakar Shekau’s faction.
It was gathered that About Sadiquo, who has led many battles against the Boko Haram faction was ambushed twice by the late Shekau’s elements, he escaped their ambush until last month when they got him around Mandara mountains in Gabara/Gaita axis.
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