Battle with troops enters eighth hour with many ISWAP fighters killed

Battle with troops enters eighth hour with many ISWAP fighters killed
Battle with troops enters eighth hour with many ISWAP fighters killed

Many Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) members have been killed in an ongoing confrontation with the military, according to reports.

On Saturday morning, terrorists launched an attack on Askira town, which is located inside the Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.

The final price was paid by a Brigadier-General and a number of officers, but ground and air forces have been blasting the terrorists.

The fight is still going on, according to Army spokesperson Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, who issued a statement on Saturday evening.

He said that in addition to killing the terrorists, forces had destroyed a large number of their weapon vehicles.

“During a recent engagement in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State, troops from the Joint Task Force, North East Operation HADIN KAI, were able to eliminate many Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants.”

According to this report, forces backed by the Air Component of the OPHK have destroyed five A – Jets, two A-29s, two Dragon fighting vehicles, and nine Gun Trucks in a violent battle that is still ongoing at the time of writing.

A heroic senior commander, Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu, and three troops gave the ultimate price in a rare show of bravery while providing reinforcements in a counter-offensive against terrorists and successfully defending the position,” the statement said. The senior officer’s family, as well as the troops who were involved, have been contacted.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, expresses his heartfelt condolences to the families and relatives of the deceased heroes. Furthermore, he has ordered that the forces continue with their ferocious counter-offensive and quick chase in order to exterminate any remaining terrorists who have escaped.”

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