In the most recent battle for domination between the deadly sects, no fewer than 23 militants from the Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad Boko-Haram were slain in an ambush by its affiliate Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP).
A ferocious battle between the late Abubakar Shekau Boko Haram branch and the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Thursday resulted in the deaths of a commander known as “Kundu” and scores of militants, according to news reports.
This happened shortly after the ISWAP and eight terrorists, a middle-rank commander known only as “Kundu,” were ambushed and murdered on Thursday.
According to a source, the ISWAP raided another JAS camp in Bula Shaitan and Kolori, between Bama and Konduga, killing 23 terrorists.
According to the source, Ba’ana Chingori of ISWAP led a massive contingent of well-armed militants who stormed the Boko Haram camp on motorbikes and entirely drove them out after an hour-long battle.
Both instances were corroborated by Zagazola Makama, a security analyst and counterinsurgency specialist in the Lake Chad region.
Our correspondent also learned that Bashir Bulabuduwaye, the group’s chief executioner in charge of killing all kidnapped people the group denounced, had turned himself into Nigerian security forces. Bulabuduwaye was a member of the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihd, also known as Boko-Haram.
He reportedly surrendered alongside his immediate family comprising his wives and children.
It was gathered that he and his family surrendered to the troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Banki in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State on Monday.
Makama said Bulabuduwaye was among the commanders who fled the invasion of the terror group’s stronghold in the Sambisa forest area by a section of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in May 2021, resulting in the death of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau.
“He broke away after refusing to pledge his allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS) to form a camp in Kote village in Banki axis, where he was hiding with other fighters,” Makama said.
He added that Bulabuduwaye and his executors had murdered at least 1,000 persons that were captured and sentenced to death.