The Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP), has eliminated two officials of Boko Haram, Abou Hamza (Munzir) and Abou Ibrahim (Nakib), when they stormed the enclaves of the rival faction at the midnight on September 17, 2022, in Gaizuwa in Bama Local Government.
It was gathered that the two Commanders were executed in silent Operations by the ISWAP, as their remains were found in their homes in the early morning of September 18.
Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad said before the latest attack, Boko Haram had vowed to revenge the killing of 29 terrorists including a top Commander ambushed by the ISWAP terrorists.
Competent sources disclosed that Boko Haram later invited more than 70 fighters from the axis of Mafa, Karkut, Shiwai, lawe Kanuriye, Kirwa and Amtifur to help them to carry out the reprisal against the ISWAP.
The source said ‘They divided themselves into two groups before taking off from Gaizuwa.
“But before arriving at the ISWAP enclave, they came under another heavy fire by the ISWAP who already knew about their plans, killing unspecified numbers of them.
“The Boko Haram fighters scampered in different directions with many killed and injured while some were captured Alive and their weapons seized,” he said.
The ISWAP had carried out a series of attacks against the Boko Haram faction within the past weeks plunging the Boko Haram into a state of uncertainty.