A fierce rivalry clash between Abubakar Shekau led Boko Haram, and members of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has led to dozens of ISWAP fighters’ death.
The fierce battle took place in a border area between Nigeria and the Niger Republic, Al Thabat, an al-Qaida affiliated media outfit revealed.
Al Thabat, in a statement, said Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad, commonly known as Boko Haram, killed Islamic State West Africa Province insurgents in the village of Sunawa on the Nigeria-Niger border.
A BBC report also stated that the battle occurred after ISWAP abducted dozens of women linked to Boko Haram. The group subsequently attacked the ISWAP base and rescued the women.
ISWAP broke off from the Shekau led Boko Haram in 2016, and since the bitter divorce, violent confrontations between both factions have been recurrent.