10 insurgents killed as troops repel ISWAP attack on military base in Borno

An attack by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on a military base in Borno state, has been repelled by troops of Operation Hadin Kai. 


Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on the Lake Chad region reported that the terrorists invaded Kunnari, a village near Buratai town, at about 3am on Monday, March 27. 


The terrorists attempted to invade the military base but they were met with stiff resistance from the troops. A military source told the publication; 


“The ISWAP fighters came in trucks and motorcycles, shooting sporadically but a swift response from the troops put them in disarray.”


The troops eventually overpowered the ISWAP fighters, killing 8 terrorists while others fled. Two others were killed while trying to fix their motorcycle after it broke down. 


The source added; 


“The gallant troops chased the terrorists in their escape route and intercepted two other terrorists who were trying to fix their motorcycle after it broke down and gun them down.” 


A soldier was said to have been injured in the course of the operation.


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