Defence & Security

BREAKING: Troops Neutralise Terrorists, Burn Boko Haram/ISWAP Market

By Emumena Michael, Abuja

Nigerian Army has said it neutralised some terrorists between Cross Kauwa and Gudumbali in Borno State on Tuesday. Adding that a caliphate of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) was destroyed in the process.

The Army further revealed that the success was recorded when its 401 Special Forces Brigade in conjunction with 19 Brigade Baga went on offensive clearance operations in the said area.

The Nigerian Army, which made this known in a statement on its Twitter handle, also added that troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa, Borno State, destroyed and burnt identified Boko Haram/ISWAP night market at Gumsuri on Wednesday.

Destroyed and burnt identified Boko Haram/ISWAP night market at Gumsuri

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The statement reads: “Gallant Troops of 401 Special Forces Brigade in conjunction with 19 Brigade Baga while on offensive clearance operations between Cross Kauwa & Gudumbali in Borno State yesterday 25 Jan 2022 neutralised terrorists & destroyed the purported ISWAP Caliphate.

“Additionally, in the early hours of today 26 January 2022, troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa, Borno State, destroyed and burnt identified BokoHaram/ISWAP Night Market at Gumsuri.”

More details will be published later.

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