Not less than 50 members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist group were killed after n attack was launched by the military on Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to Yerima, the suicide bombers were forced to abandon their explosive-laden vehicles because they could not withstand the overwhelming firepower of the highly motivated troops.
Yerima said the suicide bombers had to abandon their vehicles primed with explosives as they could not resist the overwhelming fires of the highly motivated forces.
The statement read;
“The terrorists attacked the town in multiple waves with Armoured Personnel Carriers and 12 Gun Trucks all mounted with Anti-Aircraft Guns, as well as Locally Fabricated Armoured-plated Vehicles loaded with explosives and motorcycles.
“The gallant troops successfully defeated the attack, destroyed the locally fabricated armoured-plated vehicles and neutralised over 50 ISWAP terrorists forcing the survivors to run in disarray under heavy gunfire from the resilient troops and Nigerian Air Force attack platforms.
“The so-called suicide bombers had to abandon their vehicles primed with explosives as they could not withstand the overwhelming firepower from the highly motivated troops. Several weapons and ammunition were recovered from the depleted terrorists.”
In a related development, fresh demands came from bandits who abducted over 100 children schooling at Salihu Tanko Islamiyya.
A sum of N110m has been requested by the bandits in order to secure the release of the abducted school children.
Recall that heavily armed bandits attacked the Islamic School in Tegina, in Rafi Local Government Area, Niger State on Sunday, May 30 and whisked away children who were having Islamic studies. READ MORE