ISWAP top Commander, 30 others killed in battle with troops

Okodili Ndidi, Abuja


A top Commander of the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) Commander believed to be responsible for the attacks along the fringes of Lake Chad, Abu Muqhtar, has been killed by troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole alongside 30 other insurgents along the outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe State.

Two soldiers were however wounded while repelling the insurgents from infiltrating Damaturu, the Yobe state capital.

The Army Operation Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement made available to journalist, stated that the terrorists suffered major defeat.

According to the statement, “a commendable display of sheer gallantry, the troops of Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE delivered a humiliating defeat to a group of Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on 22nd December 2019 during a massive failed attempt by the criminal insurgents to infiltrate Damaturu, the Yobe…

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