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Terrorists hold peace talks with community in Katsina [Photos/Video]

A group of terrorists have held a peace parley with the people of Fankama village in Katsina State, SaharaReporters reports.

A Facebook user, Jagaban Matasan Arewa, who claimed to be a senior special assistant to the Minister of State for Petroleum, said the meeting took place on Saturday.

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Terrorists arriving for peace parley in Fankama, Katsina

He shared photos on his Facebook page on Sunday and it showed the terrorists showing up at the parley in Fankama village, heavily armed.

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“Yesterday, Saturday 16/09/2023, there was a meeting between terrorists and people of town in Fankama village in Faskari Local Government Area of Katsina State.

“As seen in the pictures here is the young man with the weapons and military equipment. No regret but the joy is that there was peace and understanding. May Allah make it easy for us to have peace,” Matasan wrote.

Terrorists parley Katsina

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Meanwhile, in another news…

It was earlier reported that the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) challenged Boko Haram to a gun battle in the Sambisa Forest.

According to counter-insurgency expert in Lake Chad, Zagozola Makama, he received an exclusive letter written by ISWAP to the Boko Haram faction of Abubakar Shekau, challenging them to a fight weeks ago.

He claimed ISWAP accused the Boko Haram group of misleading the people, spreading falsehood, withholding the truths, corruption and raping of women in the name of worshipping God.

Zagazola made this known through Twitter while also sharing a copy of the purported letter sent to the Boko Haram faction that had already accepted the challenge.

According to the security expert, the battle took place in Gaizuwa, with many killed on both sides. Zagozola earlier said that Boko Haram fighters captured 60 terrorists of the Islamic State in West Africa Province, ISWAP, including three key commanders of the sect.

He added that the ISWAP terrorists were captured on their way to Damasak in Borno State, identifying the commanders as Abubakar Saddiq, Abou Maimuna and Malam Idris.

However, Zagazola said “both groups are warming up for the next battle although the time and venue remain unannounced.”