The Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) has reportedly launched an attack on fellow terror group, Boko Haram in Sambisa, Borno State.
ISWAP split from the mainstream Boko Haram faction in 2016 and has risen to become more dreaded with a different ideology.
From its territorial base on the banks and islands of Lake Chad, the jihadist group is waging a guerrilla war across north-eastern and has challenged the ideals of Boko Haram.
And reports say the group may have had enough from the Abubakar Shekau-led faction as it aims to gain more grounds and become dominant.
“Just received update on #ISWAP faceoff with #BokoHaram. I learnt #ISWAP fighters with over 50 Gun-trucks stormed Sambisa forest, dislodged #Bokoharam field commanders & fighters, & also force them to surrender or get killed. Leader Abubakar Shekau whereabout unknown,” security expert Deji Adesogan tweeted on Tuesday night.
“New leadership of Abou Musaab Albarnahmy came with a new policy to work with all Jihadist in IS West Africa control Territory NE.., Many ISWAP Commanders reported to be preaching to #JAS followers to denounce followership to SHEKAU.”