Scores of ISWAP fighters have been killed in a fierce battle with Abubakar Shekau led Boko Haram fighters for abducting their women.
According to BBC report which was monitored by CAPITAL POST, Boko Haram insurgents invaded the camp of ISWAP in a surprise attack and inflicted heavy casualties on them.
The attack took place at a border area between Nigeria and the Niger Republic, Al Thabat, an al-Qaida affiliated media outfit revealed to BBC.
Akeredolu never told troublesome Fulani herdsmen to vacate Al Thabat, in a statement, said Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad, commonly known as Boko Haram, killed Islamic State of West Africa Province insurgents in the village of Sunawa on the Nigeria-Niger border.
After the attack, the abducted women were reportedly rescued and were moved back to Boko Haram camp.
ISWAP was a break away faction of Boko Haram sometime in 2016, due to ideological differences.