In Lake Chad, members of the opposing Boko Haram group were attacked by a squad of ISWAP insurgents in various boats, according to Metro Times.
Following the ISWAP invasion on Boko Haram’s prior base in Sambisa forest and the subsequent murder of its leader Abubakar Shekau, clashes between the two organizations have escalated.
The retaliation event occurred days after Boko Haram insurgents in the Mandara-Gwoza Mountain region targeted and killed 24 ISWAP insurgents, according to PR Nigeria.
Since the invasion of adjacent Sambisa forest and attempts to absorb Boko Haram, Metro Times learns that this is one among the regions in Borno State where ISWAP has expanded its reach and activity.
The ISWAP retaliation strike was said to have taken place in the Lake Chad region, hitting a camp belonging to Bakoura affiliates. According to the report, around 87 rival militants died as a result of the incident.
On Oct. 4, Metro Times published a briefing from the Nigerian Army, claiming that forces in Damboa, Borno State, repelled an ISWAP attack on surrendered Boko Haram fighters.
Boko Haram also targeted an ISWAP camp in a sparse fishing hamlet near the Nigerian-Nigerian border in late September.