By Zagazola Makama
Several Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists have been eliminated by troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Operation Hadin Kai in Damboa, Borno State.
An Intelligence Sources, told Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad that the insurgents stormed the base on MRAP, four hilux trucks mounted Anti Air Craft Gun and motorcycles and began shooting sporadically.
The sources said that the troops engaged the terrorists in a heavy gun battle and in the process eliminated several of them, after capturing one of their hilux vehicle.
The competent sources disclosed while the gunbattle was giong on, the terrorists took to their heels after sighting the Air Force Super Tukano’s.
He said that luck ran out for them as the jets rain bombs on the terrorists, scoring crucial hits and destroying one of their phantom MRAPs, killing all its occupants.
The gallant troops also recovered some weapons and equipment from the terrorists.
He said also that during the encounter, three soldiers sustained injuries.