Troops nutrialised scores of ISWAP as its foiled attack on Monguno
By: Zagazola Makama
Nigerian Armed Forces have successfully repelled an attack by the Boko Haram/Islamic States West Province (ISWAP) terrorists and eliminated scores of them in Monguno, in the North East of Borno state on Friday.
It was gathered that terrorists invaded the town in large numbers at about 8:30pm with trucks, motorcycles and heavy weapons and began shooting sporadically.
An Intelligence Officer told Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake that the security reportedly engaged the fighters in a gun battle which lasted till 11:30 resulting to heavy casualties on them.
The sources said that the troops had repelled similar attack on the town on Thursday night at about 2a.m. when the terrorists attempted to attack troops formation in Abbari Kasuwan Shani.
He said the Troops who were already alerted of the terrorists movement engaged them and killed six of them while others escaped with bullets wounds.
He explained that one soldier was killed during the gun battle.
According to him, the ISWAP terrorists later mobilised some sizeable numbers of fighters, on 12 motorcycles and six guntrucks, mostly dressed in black from the axis of Marte, and Kukawa to embark on reprisal attack mission.
Their futile attempt was however, met with more consequences as Operation Hadin Kai's troops of Sector 3, nutrualised scores of them forcing other terrorists to withdraw in disarray.