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.
The military believes ISWAP was on a mission to target its formation within the town.
An intelligence officer said that troops of 195 Battalion Operation HADIN KAI, in Jere, were mobilised to face the enemies.
“We have counted four corpses of the invaders and still pursuing others using the track of blood in the bush.
“After our clearance operation on their escape routes, detailed updates can be provided,” the source added.