As the infighting between ISWAP and Boko Haram worsens, Nigerian military are increasingly becoming the only safe haven for some of the two groups’ top commanders.
Last Monday, Yerwa Express News, a North Eastern News platform that reports about the Boko Haram and ISWAP war revealed that an ISWAP member requested the protection of Nigerian troops after being attacked by Boko Haram terrorists.
However, the reverse is the case today as a Boko Haram commander was said to have ran to Nigerian troops in Bama yesterday, seeking similar protection from ISWAP terrorists.
When he ran to them, he was already drenched in blood and had both ears chopped off, among other injuries.
During interrogation, the victim revealed that ISWAP fighters attacked him in Mantari Village, Bama Local Government Area.
They used a cutlass to sever his body, and he pretended as if he was dead. After they left, he reportedly ran to the Nigerian Army and right now, he is in Bama receiving treatment at the hospital.
Since the assassination of Abubakar Shekau in May 2021, the rivalry between the two factions has grown.
About two days ago, gallantmilitary reported that two ISWAP terrorists surrendered to the Nigerian Military after finding it difficult to return to their Lake Chad Base as they lost their way after deserting the war front during an encounter with Boko Haram insurgents in Yarimarigana village, Sambisa Forest area of Borno State.
Fighters from both groups have continued to surrender as a result of the infighting, which has been fueled by enormous military operations.
About 60, 000 people from both factions have surrendered to Nigerian forces thus far.
Source: Yerwa Express.