• News - North East - Borno
  • Updated: November 29, 2022

Nigerian Troops Eliminate ISWAP Fighters In Lake Chad

Nigerian Troops in the North-Eastern State of Borno have eliminated no fewer than 24 fighters of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP).

The terrorists were eliminated following airstrikes by the Nigerian Air Force fighter jets in Lake Chad.

According to sources, the ISWAP fighters were killed at Tumbun Hamma, an area identified as a training camp for the terrorists. 

The terrorists were eliminated while undergoing training on weapon handling and Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) fabrication.

Before the military operation, the terrorists had been in the location for six days. 

Meanwhile, in another development, air components of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) in Borno state have equally carried out air strikes on terrorist locations near Lake Chad.

PRNigeria reports that an intelligence source revealed that the air strikes were retaliatory after the terrorists had attempted to attack a Nigerian Army location in Mallam Fatori.

The source added that terrorists were infiltrating Mallam Fatori from Tumbun Fulani, and they had with them four gun trucks, several support weapons, and other technologies.

“Hence the need for an air interdiction mission to degrade and disrupt their activities. 

"Accordingly, the strikes on Tumbun Fulani led to the destruction of three of the gun trucks hidden under trees with several terrorists scampering towards six boats on the shores of the Lake Chad eliminated as well, thereby degrading their ability to attack own forces."


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