- ISWAP has placed death penalty on fleeting Boko Haram terrorists fleeing to surrender to Nigerian troops
Scores of Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram terrorists were engaged in bloody clash in Northern Abadam, Borno State, Northern Nigeria over the spate of surrender by the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād or JAS faction of the terrorists’ group.
Sources confirmed that some Boko Haram terrorists who had planned to surrender came under heavy gunfire from their angry ISWAP counterparts in the Gusuriya community, located in Dumbawa village.
The Boko Haram members were on their way to surrender to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) at a border point with the Niger Republic last weekend (Sunday, August 22, 2021) when they were attacked.
The source said that ISWAP leadership was rattled by Boko Haram terrorists’ desertion and placed a death sentence on any fleeing member in the Lake Chad axis.
According to the source, “the deadly attack was coordinated by one Abba-Kaka, a self-acclaimed ISWAP Governor of Tumbumma, Commanding Marte, Abadam, Kukawa and Magumeri, leading to a heavy gun battle that lasted for hours which resulted in the killing of over 25 terrorists including three Commanders while many other terrorists, who ran in different directions with their families were left with bullets wounds.”
Another source noted that “the continued internal rift and the hostility between the two terrorists’ groups are exacerbated by the execution of JAS (Boko Haram) fighters for committing minor offences as well as refusal to appoint them into key positions.
“Some high ranking Commanders bearing the titles of ‘Amir’ and ‘Khaid’ (Chiefs) under the Shekau’s Caliphate in Sambisa were reduced to ordinary militants fighters after paying allegiance to the ISWAP leadership.
“Some JAS Commanders and their loyalists were already contemplating pitching their tents against the ISWAP by joining forces with the Bakura and Krimima Led-JAS Factions that have been battling the ISWAP around the axes of Lelewa, Duwa, Wallal and Hauwa Bulumwa villages in the Niger Republic.”
This story was originally published by PRNigeria