ISWAP KILLS 10 SOLDIERS, TAKES ONE HOSTAGE IN BORNO

Written by on December 9, 2020

REPORTS REACHING OUR NEWS DESK INDICATES THAT ABOUT TEN SOLDIERS WERE KILLED AND ONE WAS TAKEN HOSTAGE IN CLASHES WITH ISWAP LINKED JIHADISTS IN BORNO STATE.

ACCORDING TO TWO SECURITY SOURCES, CLASHES ERUPTED ON MONDAY WHEN A TEAM OF SOLDIERS STORMED A CAMP OF ISLAMIC STATE WEST AFRICA PROVINCE (ISWAP) IN ALAGARNO VILLAGE IN DAMBOA DISTRICT.

A SECURITY SOURCE TOLD NEWSMEN THAT THE HOSTAGE WAS SEIZED WHILE FLEEING TO SAFETY AFTER THE TROOPS WERE OUTGUNNED.

“IT WAS AN INTENSE BATTLE AND THE TERRORISTS ALSO SUFFERED CASUALTIES BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO OVERWHELM THE SOLDIERS,” SAID A SECOND SECURITY SOURCE WHO CONFIRMED THE TOLL.

BOTH SOURCES WHO ASKED NOT TO BE IDENTIFIED SAID THE INSURGENTS SEIZED FOUR VEHICLES, INCLUDING A TRUCK AND AN ARMOURED VEHICLE.


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