In the Damboa area of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, soldiers from the 25 Task Brigade’s Operation Hadin Kai have killed numerous members of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP).
The terrorists who had attempted a failed attack a few hours earlier and had sworn allegiance to the new “caliph” of ISIS, Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi, met their demise at the hands of the Nigerian troops.
It was gathered that unspecified numbers of the terrorists attacked Wajiroko town in two phantom MRAPs and six Hilux trucks mounted with Anti Aircraft Guns.
WITHIN NIGERIA learned that their attack consisted of multiple mortar bombs fired from the town’s Gubub axis on the military base in Damboa.
“The resilient troops, however, stood their grounds and engaged the terrorists in a heavy gun battle which lasted for about 40 minutes.
“The terrorists were eventually forced to flee the scene after suffering some fatalities.
“Unknown to the fleeing terrorists, a reinforcement of troops from Sabon Gari and Damboa led by Brig Gen BO Omopariola, the Brigade Commander 25 Brigade, had already staged an ambush against their escaped route.
“The ambush paid off as the troops neutrialized scores of the terrorists and destroyed two gun trucks conveying many fighters.
“Items recovered from the terrorists included 1 x FN rifle, 2 x AK 47 rifles, 1 x RPG tube, 2 x RPG bombs, 1 x 36 hand grenade, 2 x FN magazines, 2 x AK magazines and 20 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition,” an intelligence Officer revealed.