In Damboa, many ISWAP fighters were slain after swearing loyalty to the new ISIS leader
During Operation Hadin Kai in the Damboa area of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria, forces from the 25 Task Brigade killed numerous members of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP).
After professing allegiance to the new ISIS “caliph,” Abu al-Hussein al-Husseini al-Qurashi, the terrorists who had attempted a failed attack met their demise at the hands of the Nigerian forces.
It was learned that two fake MRAPs and six Hilux trucks outfitted with anti-aircraft guns were used by an undisclosed number of terrorists to attack the town of Wajiroko.
The military installation in Damboa was the target of their attack, which included several mortar bombs fired from the Gubub axis of the town.
But the hardy soldiers held their post and fought the terrorists in a protracted fire fight that lasted for almost 40 minutes.
“After sustaining several casualties, the terrorists were eventually compelled to abandon the place.
Unbeknownst to the evacuating terrorists, a reinforcement force from Sabon Gari and Damboa under the command of Brig Gen BO Omopariola, Brigade Commander 25 Brigade, had already set up an ambush against their escape path.
The military neutralized a large number of terrorists after the ambush and destroyed two weapons vehicles carrying numerous combatants.
An intelligence officer revealed that the terrorists had left behind one FN rifle, two AK 47 rifles, one RPG tube, two RPG bombs, one 36 hand grenade, two FN magazines, two AK magazines, and 20 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition.