Metro Leadership Tussle Within Boko Haram Results in Death of 30 Sect Members


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"The war to decide who succeeds Shekau is on at the Boko Haram camp, and so far, 30 men have fallen that day..."

Thirty Boko Haram fighters killed one another yesterday in Madagali, Adamawa State during a leadership tussle over who should succeed Abubakar Shekau, shot dead by the Nigerian military last week.Madagali is one of local government areas of Adamawa State occupied by the insurgents. This is even as about 21 people were killed by terrorists in an attack on two Borno communities on Wednesday.

In the Madagali incident, trapped residents said a fight occurred over the disagreement on whether to pick a new leader or surrender to the military which killed their Amir (leader) in Bazza.

“From what we learnt, 30 Boko Haram fighters have been killed in Madagali town after a fight ensued between them over whether to surrender their weapons. They just kept shooting themselves freely,” one Mr Musa Audi told Daily Sun. According to him, there had been disquiet in Boko Haram camp with some calling and agitating for a ceasefire.

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Source: #DailySun