ISWAP fighters surrender in Niger Republic after attacks from Boko Haram members

According to reports, about 10 members of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) who managed to flee Boko Haram raids in Kayowa and Toumbun Gini, the communities in Lake Chad’s northeast, have turned themselves in to the military forces of the Niger Republic.

On January 10, ISWAP fighters gave themselves up after several of them had been murdered by Boko Haram members during various raids.

According to Zagazola Makama, the strategic ISWAP bases in Toumbum Allura, Kurnawa, Kayowa, and Toumbun Gini were destroyed as a result of the ongoing Boko Haram assault, which was being commanded by Abu Umaimah.

Abu Moussab al-Barnawi of the ISWAP and other commanders were also compelled to leave because of the strikes.

The publication reported; 

“The continued rivalry clash between JAS and ISWAP seems unending as several efforts by the groups to join forces against the Nigerian military and MNJTF appears impossible.

“It is against this backdrop that ISWAP is desperately seeking the support of foreign ISIS mercenaries from Mali, Burkina Faso, and Somalia to help them defeat the JAS.”

The publication further revealed that Albarnawwy returned to Lake Chad on January 10 with 300 fighters to announce a major onslaught against the Boko Haram terrorist groups. 

Zagazola Makama  added that the development had influenced military operations positively, and Operation Hadin Kai could leverage the clashes to sustain its operation to finally decimate terrorists’ activities in the region.

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