A terrorist infighting that broke out between the Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihd, Boko Haram, and the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) is said to have resulted in the deaths of no less than 41 terrorists on Wednesday in Borno State, in the country of Nigeria’s northeast.

    According to sources, the Bakoura Buduma-led faction of Boko Haram was attacked in the Duguri axis in the state’s Kukawa Local Government Area by ISWAP terrorists who arrived on multiple canoes.

    Over 41 combatants on both sides, including several group commanders, were killed in the savage infighting, according to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region who revealed the details on the competing battle between the insurgent factions.Makama said that the ISWAP struck the Boko Haram insurgents hard, killing many of their commanders in the process.

    Some of the Boko Haram commanders purportedly killed during the battle included Modu Kayi, Abbah Musa, Isa Muhammed, Ibrahim Ali, Kanai Zakariya, and Bula Salam, as well as Isuhu Alhaji Umaru, Dogo Salman, and Abdulrahman Malam Musa, according to a source whose identity was withheld.

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    Remember that Boko Haram and ISWAP have been engaged in increasingly frequent and violent clashes, particularly in Borno state’s Sambisa forest and the Lake Chad region. ISWAP is thought to be winning these battles thanks to the defection of a former Boko Haram chief of operations, Abou Idris, who joined ISWAP to fight his former organization. Sahara Reporters

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