Troops foil attack on Dikwa, pound ISWAP fighters

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on evening  received than what they did not bargain for in the hands the Nigerian military troops deployed at Dikwa town.

PRNigeria learnt that scores armed , to be ISWAP militants recently defeated Shekau’s Haram elements, stormed the town in a convoy gun trucks.

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

The source, said there was a fierce gun battle between the Nigerian troops and , but could not ascertain the of casualties recorded by the Haram elements.

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