Scores of fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have been killed by troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Borno State.
Naija News reports that a Counter Insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, said the terrorists were bombed in a vehicle conveying the ISWAP fighters on Sunday.
It was learned that the troops of the Nigerian Army killed the insurgents who moved around the axis of Kau-Shoro’a in Damboa Local Government Area of the state.
The insurgents were said to have been killed by the Super Tucano light attack aircraft recently acquired by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).
The development comes weeks after two ISWAP leaders, Ali Kwaya and Bukar Mainoka, were killed in an airstrike by troops of operation Hadin Kai in the Lake Chad region.
The ISWAP leaders, along with other insurgents, were said to have gathered to launch an attack on the troops when they were killed with rockets and bombs fired at their enclave.
Also, on November 6, the Borno police command repelled an attack by ISWAP fighters in Magumeri town in Borno.
The ISWAP fighters stormed a divisional police command in the town in gun trucks and motorcycles at about 12:35am.
The attack triggered a gun battle between the police operatives and the insurgents, after which Bitrus Umaru, identified as a police inspector, was shot in the stomach and right leg.
This article was originally published on Naija News