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  • Updated: April 26, 2024

Boko Haram, ISWAP clash in Borno leaves 85 terrorists dead

Boko Haram, ISWAP clash in Borno leaves 85 terrorists dead

Another round of fighting between Boko Haram and the Islamic State of the West African Province, ISWAP, in Borno State, resulted in the deaths of at least 85 insurgents. 

Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency specialist and security analyst in Lake Chad, stated in a post on his X account on Friday that the ceaseless, highly increased struggles of dominance took place between April 24 and 25, 2024.

Makama stated that as a result of the development, the opposing part of Boko Haram has been forced off many islands that it had previously taken from the ISWAP factions.

“Impeccable sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region that shortly after the terrorists encounter in Kukawa axis, on April 24, 2024, ISWAP mobilized to reinforce its fighters stationed at Tumbum Allura, recaptured recently from JAS elements who desire to carry out reprisals to recover the island.

“The sources said ISWAP fighters were also moved from Sabon Tumbu and Kirta Wulgo towards Tumbum Allura, Daban Wanzam, Abuja Ruwa with over 30 boxes of suspected ammunition and weapons,” he wrote.

Makama also revealed that fighting had returned as ISWAP attacked Boko Haram once more in Tudun ShawakkiI, Tumbum Bakwarram, Mallam Basiru, and Kwaleram, killing a number of the group's militants.

“On April 25, ISWAP launched another attack on the position of Boko Haram at Kandahar and Tumbum Ali Island in Marte LGA. The gunfight ensued from 1 am to 5 am Friday, April 26, 2024,” he said.

According to the security expert, ISWAP eventually overcame Boko Haram, killing over 70 of them and taking many others hostage while they were still carrying their guns.

According to Makama's perspective, the ongoing and escalating conflicts between ISWAP and Boko Haram have given government security forces more possibilities to grab control of the situation and put an end to the violence that is roiling the Lake Chad Basin.

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