Zagazola - Women, Children killed as ISWAP/Boko Haram clash in Borno

Women, Children killed as ISWAP/Boko Haram clash in Borno

By: Zagazola Makama

The Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP), killed scores of Boko Haram fighters, including their women and children in Sambisa Forest near the North East of Bama Local Government Area of Borno State on Wednesday, July 5, 2023.

It was gathered that the ISWAP terrorists group coordinated the raid at the hideouts of Boko Haram in Bula Alhaji Garwaye.

Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad understands that the Boko Haram fighters and their families were among those who escaped the week-long airstrikes coordinated by the Nigerian military's Air Component Command of Operation Hadin Kai.

Sources said that the ISWAP group stormed the Hideouts on motorcycles before they opened fire at every one spotted within the area.

"They killed all the women and their children. Even little babies were not spared. The dead bodies could be more than 50. There are many of them. The dead bodies were scattered all over the place as we speak,"he said.

The sources said only a few fighters escaped while their properties, motorcycles, bicycles and rifles were looted by the attackers. They later burned the hamlet of Boko Haram and left the scene.

Similar attack was carried out by the Boko Haram factor in December 22, when they killed about 33 women to avenge the deaths of their members including a notorious commander, Malam Aboubakar (Munzir).