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Army repels ISWAP attack on Borno

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri
01 April 2023   |   4:23 am
The Nigerian troops deployed in Mafa have repelled attack of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists on Ajiri Community in Borno State. It was reported that the failed attack was coordinated by the ISAP Commander, Abou Mohammed..

Nigerian Army (Photo by AUDU MARTE / AFP)

The Nigerian troops deployed in Mafa have repelled attack of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists on Ajiri Community in Borno State. It was reported that the failed attack was coordinated by the ISAP Commander, Abou Mohammed, in response to the killing of terrorists’ Commander and 41 other fighters.

A counter-insurgency expert, in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, disclosed, yesterday in Maiduguri that the ISWAP meeting held at Kajeri Dogumba and Bula Yagana Aliye. He, however, vowed to revenge the massive killings of their colleagues.

The terrorists were said to have stormed the town on March 29, 2023 and attempted an attack on the military base. He noted that this resulted to a heavy gun battle with the troops deployed to protect the community, which is 60 kilometres east of Maiduguri, the state capital. He said the troops later overwhelmed the terrorists in a gun battle and successfully repelled the attack.

According to him, the over an hour fierce repulsion also resulted to inflict of fatalities, while other terrorists fled with gunshot wounds. A military source in Maiduguri, also stated that the terrorists staged another ambush on troops’ reinforcement team deployed from Mafa.

Besides, the source, added that the troops repelled the ambush forcing the terrorists to flee towards the Dikwa-Marte axis.
“A member of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) was injured in the repulsion and ambushes,” he said.