Boko Haram fighters, families surrender as infighting, troops onslaught intensify
A total of 78 more Boko Haram terrorists and their family members have in the past few days surrendered to the troops of Sector 3 Multinational Joint Task Force(MNJTF) Operation Hadin Kai in Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State.
It was learnt that they surrendered due to the sustained onslaught on their hideouts by troops as well as the raging infighting with ISWAP which led to the killing of over 100 terrorists on both sides within the last 7 days.
Both groups are taking advantage of their strengths and weaknesses to attack each other. In most cases they attacked everybody in sight including women and children in the absence of their targets.
Intelligence sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad, that the Boko Haram Buduma factions which had an upper hand against the ISWAP in the recent turn of events successfully captured most of the enclaves of ISWAP forcing them to take refuge in a more fortified hideouts in the axis of Kukawa and Madayi and Kwatan Mota.
Their recent upper hand against the ISWAP was achieved due to the fact that some aggrieved ISWAP fighters had left the group to join forces with the Boko Haram Buduma Faction.
On Aug 13, 2023, Boko Haram faction intercepted about 60 ISWAP terrorists including three key Commanders, Abubakar Saddiq, Abou Maimuna and Malam Idris on their way to Damasak.
These captives were later taken to an underground prison cell at KWATAN MOTA close to Dogon Chukwu where they were held as Prisoners of War.