Following the kidnap of their beautiful women, Boko Haram fighters have launched a deadly attack on members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), killing some of them.
The incident happened in Sunawa village, a border area with the Niger Republic.
This was disclosed by Al Thabat, an al-Qaida-affiliated media outfit, Guardian reports.
According to Al Thabat, the battle occurred after ISWAP abducted dozens of Boko Haram women.
“Boko Haram fighters subsequently attacked the ISWAP border base and rescued their women from captivity.”
Speaking on the incident, the director, Army public relations, Brig-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, said the fight has continued to expose the terrorists.
“ISWAP broke off from the Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram in 2016. Since then, a bitter war of attrition and violent confrontations have been occurring between the factions of terror.”
Going further, Yerima said the recent operation by the military destroyed Shekau’s farm while many abducted victims were rescued.