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Troops ‘kill 11 ISWAP fighters’, destroy 25 camps in Borno

BY Maryam Abdullahi

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Troops Operation Hadin Kai of the Nigerian Army (NA) have reportedly killed 11 fighters of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) in Borno.

Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency publication focused on the Lake Chad region, said the troops killed the terrorists during a land and air raids on their hideouts in north-east region on January 7.

The publication said the troops also destroyed 25 camps of the terrorists in Sambisa forest and Timbuktu Triangle in Borno.

An intelligence source was quoted as saying the troops encountered the terrorists in Ukuba, and Sambisa forest during the raid.

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“The troops engaged the ISWAP fighters in a gun battle and killed 11 of them, while several others escaped with gunshot injuries,” Zagazola quoted the source as saying.

“During the firepower exchange, a truck loaded with ammunition exploded and the troops recovered one anti-aircraft gun, one rocket-propelled grenade tube, one general-purpose machine gun (GPMG).

“The troops also recovered two RPG chargers, five AK-47 rifles, a terrorist flag, two pickup vans, and one grinding machine mill, among other items.

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“Some of the areas cleared include Garin Abu Umaru, New/Old Mjimia, Garin Munzo, Alafa 1, and Alafa 2.

Other areas include New Goske, Garin Abbas, Garin Ba’aba, Korege, Arra, Garin Abu Amina, Garin Noma, Garin Malam Ma’azu, Garin Fallujah, Ukuba, Sabil Huda, Garin Munzo, Garin Abu Umaru, New Njimia, Garin Adamu, and a farmland in Dure at Balar, Yaro Bulamari, Yaro Goni Krumidi, Yaro Lawanti, and Yaro Umaradi, among others.”

The publication added that the troops discovered some recently established terrorist camps in the Sambisa forest and destroyed them.

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