…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media.
ISWAP Forces Clash with Boko Haram, Inflicting Heavy Casualties
In a renewed clash between the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram, scores of Boko Haram insurgents were killed last Friday.
The ISWAP members ambushed the Boko Haram terrorists along the road between Gajiganna and Gajiram in Borno State, resulting in heavy fighting.
According to a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, Zagazola Makama, the clash occurred when some Boko Haram fighters on motorcycles staged an ambush on two ISWAP vehicles.
The clash led to the death of several Boko Haram terrorists and the seizure of their motorcycles and rifles by the ISWAP fighters.
The targeted Boko Haram terrorists were reportedly involved in the recent attack that killed eight farmers in Mafa communities in the state.
This clash demonstrates the ongoing conflict between the two extremist groups and the fierce competition for dominance in the region.
Bandit Attack Claims Lives and Leads to Abductions in Kaduna State
In another incident, bandits attacked the Sabon Layi community in Birnin-Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State, resulting in the death of three people and the abduction of several others.
The bandits stormed the village and began shooting sporadically.
Anas Musa, a community leader, confirmed the attack and identified the victims as Anas Sabonlayi, Abubakar Dankibiya, and Harisu Un-Guwar Lemu.
The Chairman of Birnin Gwari Emirate Progressive Union (BEPU), Usman Kasai, also confirmed the attack and expressed concern over the number of individuals kidnapped and still held by the bandits in the forest.
The incident highlights the continued security challenges posed by banditry in the region and the need for effective measures to protect vulnerable communities.
The clashes between ISWAP and Boko Haram reflect the complex dynamics of extremism in Nigeria, with rival factions vying for power and control.
The ability of ISWAP to successfully confront and neutralize Boko Haram insurgents demonstrates the volatility and fluidity of the situation on the ground.
Similarly, the bandit attack in Kaduna State underscores the persistent threat of criminal elements in certain areas, which continues to put innocent lives at risk.
The authorities must intensify efforts to enhance security and protect communities from these ongoing threats.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn