Fierce fighting has broken out in terrorist camps between the Abubakar Shekau-led Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), killing several of its fighters.

Army Public Relations Director Brig. Gen. Mohammed Yerima, made the announcement in a statement Monday in Abuja.

Yerima said the incident, which occurred in a border area between Nigeria and Niger Republic, was uncovered by Al Thabat, a media group affiliated with Al Qaeda.

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 associated with Boko Haram.