Two rival terrorist groups, Boko Haram and ISWAP, had a deadly clash on Wednesday, January 15 which led to the loss of many lives on both sides.
The clash was as a result of Boko Haram members’ attempt to reclaim their women who were abducted by ISWAP.
A faction of the Boko Haram terrorists loyal to Abubakar Shekau took the fight to a camp under the control of their rival, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in a bid to reclaim their women who were seized by the latter group.
The ISWAP camp where the deadly clash took place is reportedly located in Sunnawa village in Abadam district, Borno state.
Reports say that ISWAP broke away from the main Boko Haram group in 2016 while the two groups have since been locked on deadly clashes, claiming and reclaiming each other’s alleged territories.