Nigerian military enforces curfew in Askira Uba as ISWAP strikes again
The Nigerian military has enforced a curfew on Borno State’s Askira Uba and its surroundings.
The enforcement followed another attack on troops in the Dilli area on Monday.
The assault of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) was thwarted by Operation Hadin Kai’s Air Task Force (ATF) and ground soldiers (OPHK).
Dilli is a settlement in the Askira Uba Local Government in Lassa.
Soldiers are pursuing terrorists hiding in several areas within the council, an officer informed PRNigeria.
“We got intelligence that ISWAP fighters were moving towards a bridge East of Wamdeo and Roumirgou villages in Askira Uba province.
“We repelled their attempt at a remote village called Dilli under Lassa. We are not taking chances and are combat-ready”, the source said.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that on Saturday, ISWAP killed Brigadier-General Dzarma Zirkushi, 28 Task Force Brigade Commander and three soldiers.
They were on their way to join troops in battle at Bungulwa village, near Askira Uba.
The military fought back, killed about 40 insurgents and destroyed/recovered gun trucks, an Armoured Personnel Carrier and a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected.