Sources in Borno State have said a total of 87 Boko Haram fighters were killed in what appears to be a reprisal attack carried out by the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP.
This comes five days after some Boko Haram terrorists eliminated 24 ISWAP fighters at Mandra and Gaba Mountains in Gwoza town in the state.
ISWAP launched the suspected reprisal attack at the camp of the Commander of Boko Haram, Bakoura Modou, in Lake Chad axis on Tuesday.
A fight between the two terrorist groups has continued since the former terror leader Abubakar Shekau was killed by ISWAP fighters.
“Attempts to bring the two groups into one fold by some commanders did not materialize as growing suspicion among them has continued to split them,” the sources said.
Reports also say the ISWAP fighters stormed Modou’s Lake Chad camp in 50 local speed boats to unleash havoc on the terror elements killing 87 fighters from the former Shekau’s men.