Scores Killed As Members Fight For Leadership

There seems to be trouble in the camp of the Boko Haram as they have turned the gun on themselves over succession

Reports emanating from the camp of the dreaded Islamist insurgent sect, Boko Haram, has it that there is serious infighting amongst members over who should take over the leadership position of the group with the apparent death of the leader, Abubakar Shekau, in the fierce gun battle that ensued between the terrorists and the Nigerian Military in Konduga, Borno State, with scores killed in the process.

Another source of the infighting is said to be on whether the group should surrender and hand over their weapons, with many of the leaders opting for the group giving themselves in to the government while others insist they should follow the example of their late leader and fight on.

Daily Sun reports that about 30 of the insurgents have so far lost their lives as ferocious clashes have been recorded barely a week after Shekau's demise.

The battle field, it was gathered, was the sect's camp in Madagali, Adamawa State, as various factions slugged it out over who should succeed the late Shekau.

The Sun reports that some members who managed to escape and were caught said they fled because some senior members have been engaging in a succession battle and that any of their followers have been killed while many others escaped.

A resident, Musa, told Sun;

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.


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