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ISWAP kills Brig General, ambush troops in Borno

ISWAP,  the Islamic State of West Africa Province has killed a Brigadier-General in an ambush by fighters in Borno State.

Four other soldiers were reportedly killed in the incident which occurred at Bulguma, a few kilometres from Askira town in Askira Uba Local Government Area.

It was gathered that troops of 28 Task Force Brigades, Chibok, had mobilised to provide reinforcement in Askira, which was under attack.

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ISWAP fighters stormed the town in a large convoy of gun trucks, according to Daily Trust

A local guard had said they stormed a military base and engaged soldiers in gunfire.

The troops were ambushed while on their way to provide support for the soldiers battling the insurgents.

“It’s a sad day for us at the theatre of war; we lost Brigadier Commander (names withheld). The Brigade General and soldiers who were on their way to support our troops at Askira were ambushed and shot dead by ISWAP fighters. We are sad,” a security source said.

The source added that fighters jets have bombarded the deadly groups but the details are not available.

On November 10, Nigerian troops, on Tuesday took out Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters in Mafa town of Borno State.

The battle with the sect members happened in Ngwom community under Mafa Local Government Area of the state.

It was gathered that the terrorists sneaked into the locality on six gun trucks through a cattle-crossing point in Mafa at about 6:50 pm.