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ISWAP fighters kill 2 high-ranking Boko Haram commanders, 15 other terrorists

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Ibrahim Ramalan is a graduate of Mass Communications from the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria. With nearly a decade-long, active journalism practice, Mr Ramalan has been able to rise from a cub reporter to the exalted position of an editor; first as Arts Editor with the Blueprint Newspapers before resigning in 2019; second and presently as an Associate Editor of the Daily Nigerian online newspaper. He can be reached via ibror[email protected], or www.facebook.com/ibrahim.ramalana, or @McRamalan on Twitter.
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Fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, have ambushed their rival Boko Haram terrorists, killing two high-ranking leaders of the sect, Amir Modou Marte and Amir Moustapha Baga.

According to a report by PRNigeria, 15 other terrorists were among the casualties of the ambush at Toumboun Gadura’a.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the rival terrorist groups have been at loggerheads over leadership and ideologies, leading to the killing of many members of the groups.

Recall that on Tuesday last week, a clash between the two groups had left 84 terrorists dead at Mandra and Gaba Mountains in Gwoza town, Borno State.

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ISWAP terrorists had launched a reprisal attack at the camp of the commander of Boko Haram, Bakoura Modou, in Lake Chad axis.

The ISWAP fighters stormed Mr Modou’s Lake Chad camp in about 50 local speed boats for the fight.

“More than 87 ISWAP jihadists were killed in the clash,” a source said.

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