Troops kill 11 ISWAP terrorists in Borno

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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – No fewer than eleven members the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) were killed with many others escaped injured in a confrontation with Nigerian troops in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, reports said Friday.

The terrorists were reportedly trying to take over the town before they met a resistance by the Nigerian troops.

A security source in Damboa told DAILY POST on that are currently on the trail the fleeing terrorists with the aim of ensuring that they are well cleared from the surroundings.

“I am inside Damboa, we have repelled that attack but some our men are in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists. They came in large number with the aim of taking control of the town,” he said.

The acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo also said that a number of the terrorists on 10 gun-trucks and one phantom MRAP attempted to attack Damboa Super of the Nigerian Army.

According to him as they approached, the troops swiftly repelled the attack and forced the terrorists to withdraw in disarray through Sandia village.

The GOC said total normalcy has been restored in the town, as people were going about normal activities, while exploitation was still ongoing by the Air to mop up the fleeing terrorists.