Boko haram fighters engage in leadership tussle,shoot eachother

30 insurgents met their waterloo after a leadership tussle ensued between members of the sect.

Madagali is one of the local councils in Adamawa that was overrun by the sect and has not yet been recaptured by Nigerian troops.

A trapped resident in Madagali town yesterday disclosed that a fight broke out following a disagreement between the insurgents over whether to surrender to the authorities, as well as who should be their new Amir (leader) after the killing of one of their commanders by Nigerian troops in Bazza about a fortnight ago.

“Over 30 Boko Haram fighters were killed in Madagali town after a fight had ensued between them over a disagreement on whether to surrender their weapons. They just kept shooting themselves sporadically,” said David Chakawa, a resident.

Chakawa disclosed to journalists on the phone that there has been disquiet among members of the group with some agitating for a ceasefire.
“Already, there is a leadership crisis over who should emerge the new leader in Madagali,” Chakawa added.

For almost three weeks, Madagali, Gulak, Shuwa and Michika towns have been under the control of Boko Haram members who have been installing themselves as leaders of the communities.

Residents revealed that many of them “defaulters”, who had violated the laws of the sect had their fingers cut off, while others were given corporal punishment.
“They have been cutting off fingers, lashing offenders and marrying off spinsters,” said Bitrus Kwache, a trapped resident in Michika.

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