According to security reports, at least two security officers were killed and an unknown number were injured when Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) members assaulted a military formation near Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.
This happened less than 24 hours after the Multinational Joint Task Force acknowledged killing over 100 fighters, including ten senior ISWAP leaders, in the Lake Chad Basin Region.
According to reports, the gun fight began around 6 p.m., prompting hundreds of residents to escape their houses in Maiduguri’s Molai General neighbourhood.
According to reports, a significant number of terrorists in various cars and motorbikes, armed with sophisticated weaponry, stormed the security checkpoints manned by the combined task force Operation Hadin Kai, which is made up of military and mobile police officers.
According to top security, at least two security personnel were killed and several more were injured as the Air Component of Operations Hadin Kai assisted the ground in repelling the onslaught.
“They were shooting and firing RPGs in the region throughout the raid, which led many people of Lawanti Kura, Mamanti, and Molai to run to a safe location in town.”
“We lost two operatives after a difficult confrontation; one soldier and a mobile policeman were killed during the attacks, and several people were injured,” a top security source added.
According to another security source, the terrorists hauled away some military weaponry, including a gun truck and a military ambulance.