Joint Military Operation Kills ISWAP Commanders in Borno

The Military air strikes coordinated by the Air Component and ground troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), have killed scores of Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) commanders and other terrorists in Mobbar local council of Borno state.

The terrorists and their commanders, were neutralised, yesterday (Monday), followed reports indicating a large influx of terrorists crossing into the Nigeria-Niger border areas, along the Kumadugu/Yobe River.

It was also gathered that the terrorists comprising local and foreign fighters, had been attacking the communities along the riverbanks and basins.

A counter-insurgency expert, in the Lake Chad region, yesterday (Monday), in Maiduguri, discloed: “Sequel to the intelligence, the movements of terrorists, were trailed to the a remote location in Asagar village of Mobbar council.

“They were joined by other terrorists to converge for a prepared attack.”

A military source in Maiduguri, stated that the terrorists’ targets of attack, were subsequently acquired and delivered with aggressive bombardments.

The source explained that this led to the killings of scores of terrorists, including their commanders.

Besides, Makama added that several terrorists also sustained serious gunshot wounds, while fleeing the targeted border areas with Niger.

“This is the fourth major successful offensive against ISWAP and Boko Haram positions in the North East within a week,” he said. 

Continuing; “The military airstrikes and ground offensives have forced the terrorists to adopt new tactics of launching attacks on foot

“They have ceased use of Hilux gun trucks,” stating that they deploy their men in smaller numbers to avoid heavy casualties from the airstrikes and artillery shelling. 

According to him, Boko Haram and ISWAP currently target the vulnerable persons and the local farming communities that do not have protection from the security agencies.

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