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Boko Haram fighters surrender after clash with ISWAP

Boko Haram fighters surrender after clashing with ISWAP

Following a deadly clash with the rival Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP), at least 214 fleeing Boko Haram fighters surrendered to Nigerian troops in the country’s northeast.

According to reports, Iswap terrorists carried out retaliatory attacks on Boko Haram fighters in Mantari and Maimusari in Bama, North East Borno state, on Tuesday.

The Iswap group successfully drove the Boko Haram out of their camps, killing many of them and forcing survivors to flee with their families.

Hundreds of Boko Haram fighters and top commanders who fled the battlefield eventually surrendered to Nigerian Army troops stationed in Konduga and Banki.

Boko Haram and ISWAP have since 2020 been in a superiority war after the latter attacked and killed Mohammed Shekau, the spiritual leader of Boko Haram.

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Since attacks and counter-attacks began in 2020, 1,320 fighters from both sides have died, while the Nigerian Army and soldiers from the Multinational Joint Task Force fought to rid the northeast of terrorists.

Nigerian troops reported killing several Iswap fighters on Monday, as rival clashes continued.

The terrorists were killed by troops from Operation Hadin Kai’s 25 Task Force Brigade in Damboa, Borno State.

According to a military source, insurgents using pickup trucks and motorcycles attacked troops on fighting patrol, who retaliated with heavy gunfire.

Boko Haram fighters surrender after clashing with ISWAP

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