‘Scores killed’ as troops ‘bomb vehicles conveying terrorists’ in Borno


Troops of operation Hadin Kai have reportedly bombed vehicles conveying fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), killing scores of insurgents in the process.


According to Zagazola Makama, a publication focused on the Lake Chad region, the incident happened on Sunday as the insurgents moved around the axis of Kau-Shoro’a in Damboa LGA.


The insurgents were said to have been killed by the Super Tucano light attack aircraft recently acquired by the Nigerian Air Force (NAF).


The development comes weeks after two ISWAP leaders were killed in an airstrike by troops of operation Hadin Kai in the Lake Chad region.


Ali Kwaya and Bukar Mainoka, the ISWAP leaders, along with other insurgents, were said to have gathered to launch an attack on the troops when they were killed with rockets and bombs fired at their enclave.


Also, on November 6, the Borno police command repelled an attack by ISWAP fighters in Magumeri town in Borno.


The ISWAP fighters stormed a divisional police command in the town in gun trucks and motorcycles at about 12:35am.


The attack triggered a gun battle between the police operatives and the insurgents, after which Bitrus Umaru, identified as a police inspector, was shot in the stomach and right leg.

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