December 6, 2022

It was learnt that the troops also arrested one of the commanders who led the fighters.

Scores of terrorists suspected to be ISWAP fighters have been killed by Nigerian troops after a failed attempt to free their leaders in a concentration camp located in New Bussa, Niger State.

It was learnt that the troops also arrested one of the commanders who led the fighters.

The incident was said to have occurred on Sunday morning.

A defence intelligence source told PRNigeria that the military had been anticipating the terrorists who met a massive ambush laid for them.

“Though the incident happened in the night, the troops had been anticipating such daring moves and have been on high alert. They just came into our trap.

While at least seven dead bodies of the terrorists were counted this morning, the troops succeeded in arresting one of their commanders who led the fighters.

“NAF aircraft were also timely in supporting the ground troops from Wawa Military cantonment in Borgu local government area of Niger state, hence the success in decimating the terrorists,” he said.

In September, ISWAP said its men attacked a police vehicle in Ondo State.

According to ISWAP in a statement seen by SaharaReporters, the attack which was carried out by “soldiers of the caliphate” occurred in Ipele, Owo Local Government Area of the state.

It claimed the fighters targeted an operational vehicle of the police with machine guns, which led to its damage. The group was however silent on whether there were casualties or not.

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