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Joint task force kills ‘dozens of ISWAP fighters’ in Borno

Joint task force kills ‘dozens of ISWAP fighters’ in Borno
July 02
19:47 2022

The multinational joint task force (MNJTF) has reportedly killed some fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Borno state.

The MNJTF operates in the Chad, Cameroon and Nigeria.

According to Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, the ISWAP fighters were killed on Friday by military airstrikes in Sabon Tumbun and Jibularam in Marte LGA of Borno state.

Sources reportedly said the the operation followed credible intelligence reports indicating that the ISWAP fighters were converging in large numbers.


“A battle damaged assessment has indicated that the air interdiction had recorded devastating impact as many jihadists were killed, while others were severely wounded,” a source was quoted as saying.

“We couldn’t ascertain the exact figure of the terrorists killed, but they are more than a dozen.”

In May, MNJTF had killed two prominent leaders of the ISWAP identified as Bako Gorgore and Aba Ibrahim, in Abadam LGA of Borno state.


The ISWAP leaders were said to have been killed in a week-long ground and aerial bombardments by the air task force of MNJTF.

This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.


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