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’19 ISWAP terrorists killed’ as troops repel attack in Borno

’19 ISWAP terrorists killed’ as troops repel attack in Borno
October 12
11:41 2022

Troops of operation Hadin Kai have reportedly killed 19 terrorists of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) in Borno.

According to Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on the Lake Chad region, the terrorists laid an ambush on he troops in an attack on Gamboru Ngala, a border town about 80 miles from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.

A source was quoted to have said the troops, braced by a column of Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF) while on fighting patrol on October 11, repelled the ambush orchestrated by the terrorists .

The terrorists were said to have stormed the town in large numbers on motorcycles and one Hilux truck with guns, and attacked the troops with heavy gunfire.

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The troops, however, were said to have overpowered the terrorists during the gun battle which lasted for about 40 minutes.

The terrorists were, reportedly, forced to flee the location.

“The troops, however  chased the retreating terrorists and neutrialised 19 of them in the process,” a source was quoted.

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the troops were said to have seized a gun truck after killing all the occupants and recovered nine motorcycles, multiple weapons as well as one PKT, 9 AK-47 rifles with several rounds of ammunition.

“No fatalities was recorded on the side of troops only two injured on our side,” the source added.

The development comes one day after troops killed several Boko Haram terrorists during an attack on Kumshe and Bama LGA.

On October 8, eight terrorists were also killed during a clash between Boko Haram and ISWAP fighters in Krinowa axis of Marte.

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