Many terrorists have been left dead after a bloody fight erupted between Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.
Yerima said the incident which took place in a border area between Nigeria and the Niger Republic was revealed by Al Thabat, an al-Qaida affiliated media outfit.
He said that Al Thabat, in a statement, said Jama’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihad, commonly known as Boko Haram, killed ISWAP insurgents in the village of Sunawa on the Nigeria-Niger border.
According to him, the battle occurred after ISWAP abducted dozens of women linked to Boko Haram.