Boko Haram terrorist group supported by members of the Islamic State West African Province are currently attacking the Ajiri community in the Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to the military sources that spoke with SaharaReporters, troops are battling with the terrorists that invaded in gun trucks and targeted the army’s base first.
“Ajiri in Mafa LGA is under Boko Haram and ISWAP attack. Troops are currently battling to keep the area safe.” a source said
In a related development, the Nigerian Military on Sunday bombed Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) commanders and leaders during a meeting around the Lake Chad axis.
Naija News gathered that Nigeria Air Force jets targeted Boko Haram and ISWAP camps in Sabon Tumbu, Jibularam and Kwalaram.
An officer told PRNigeria that the coordinated airstrikes destroyed the strongholds of the sects’ commanders and their guards.
The source added that NAF jets also destroyed the spiritual base and training camps around the fringes of Lake Chad.
“Their leaders, including Ali Chakkar and other top ISWAP commanders, were holding a meeting when the attacks were launched.
“The precision-guided airstrikes coordinated by the Air Task Force Command resulted in the killing of very large numbers of ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists,” the source said.
Confirming the bombardment, NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the military launched the devastating intelligence-led aerial attacks targeting the terrorists and killed many of them.
“We don’t differentiate between Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists as we successfully launched the devastating intelligence-led aerial attacks targeting the terrorists in those locations”, he said.