Troops foil attack on Dikwa, pound ISWAP fighters

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Terrorists on Tuesday evening  received more than what they did bargain for in the hands the Nigerian military troops deployed at Dikwa town.

PRNigeria learnt that scores armed terrorists, suspected to be ISWAP militants who recently defeated Shekau’s Boko Haram elements, stormed the Borno State town in a convoy of gun trucks.

But before they could execute their ‘callous’ mission attacking residents of the insurgency-ravaged Dikwa, according to a security source, a operation by troops the Nigerian Army and Air Task Force foiled their plan.

The source, said there a fierce gun battle between the Nigerian troops and terrorists, but could ascertain the number casualties recorded by the Boko Haram elements.

“The terrorists were pounded severely. Those who survive the troops’ onslaught fled, abandoning their evil mission,” he added.