The Nigerian military on Monday recorded a victory against terrorists of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Borno State.
Reports say that members of the terrorist group collecting tax from residents of the state were bombed within the Kukawa Local Government Area of the state.
The terror group were said to be moving in groups in the LGA, assaulting residents and imposing taxes on them before the military sighted and engaged them at a roadblock they (the terrorists) had set.
According to PRNigeria, the Air Task Force (ATF) of North-East Operation Hadin Kai conducted airstrikes at Tumbum Kanta and Mangari villages near Baga in Kukawa.
“We couldn’t ascertain the exact figure of the terrorists killed, but they are more than a dozen”, PRNigeria quoted a military source as saying.
We learnt that the troops in another operation neutralized ISWAP members in Marte.
Four soldiers and one Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) member wounded were airlifted to Maiduguri, the state capital.