A battle between Boko Haram, Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) left many fighters of the latter lifeless.
The gun duel occurred on the border city between Nigeria and the Niger Republic.
Al Thabat, an al-Qaida affiliated media outfit confirmed the face-off.
In an announcement, Al Thabat stated Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad, popularly often known as Boko Haram, eradicated ISWAP members at Sunawa village.
BBC reported that ISWAP had kidnapped dozens of ladies linked to Boko Haram.
The factional sect consequently attacked an ISWAP base and rescued the captives.
ISWAP was fashioned after a number of commanders and fighters dumped the Shekau led Boko Haram in 2016.
Lately, the Shura (session) Council of ISWAP appointed Abu Dawud as new chief.
Dawud’s elevation adopted a coup d’etat which overthrew Amir Abba-Gana.
Abba-Gana had emerged after the execution of Ba’a Idirisa on February 9, 2019. The deceased succeeded Abu-Mossad Albarnawee.
Idirisa and Albarnawee are organic kids of the late Boko Haram founder, Mohammed Yusuf.
Boko Haram eliminates ISWAP fighters, free kidnapped girls