At least 82 fleeing Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) fighters terrorising Nigeria’s beleaguered North East zone have drowned alongside their families.
They drowned in a river in Damasak in Borno State in a frantic attempt to evade massive troop onslaught between June 2 and 3, 2023.
It was gathered that the terrorists and their families from the Lake Chad axis drowned while trying to cross over to the Niger Republic.
According to report, the separate incidents were recorded in Bulama Modori, Kaneram, Dogomolu and Jokka communities.
The river stretches from Komadougou, Yobe, into Lake Chad through Niger.
Sources said that the terrorists attempted to escape for fear of battlefield elimination after they heard of the military operation within the general area.