Troops of the Nigerian Army have inflicted heavy casualties on terrorists loyal to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) by destroying some of their strongholds in Borno State.
Information made available to Naija News by the Army on Wednesday, 26th January states that the troops on Tuesday, destroyed the ISWAP caliphate in Borno and killed many of the insurgents as well.
The operation was carried out by troops of 401 Special Forces Brigade in conjunction with 19 Brigade Baga.
Also, troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa on Wednesday morning, burnt an identified Boko Haram/ISWAP night market at Gumsuri.
The army statement reads: “Gallant Troops of 401 Special Forces Brigade in conjunction with 19 Brigade Baga while on offensive clearance operations between Cross kauwa & Gudumbali in Borno State yesterday 25 Jan 2022 neutralized terrorists & destroyed the purported ISWAP Caliphate.”
“Additionally, in the early hours of today 26 January 2022, troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa, Borno State, destroyed and burnt identified BokoHaram/ISWAP Night Market at Gumsuri.”
Below are some pictures from the operations.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Military has eliminated a top commander of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), Mallam Ari at Kirta Wulgo in Borno State.
The ISWAP commander and others with him were eliminated by bomb airstrikes from the Super Tucano jets of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) deployed under Operation Hadin Kai.
A senior military officer quoted by PR Nigeria revealed that the airstrikes killed up to forty terrorists who were gathered along the fringes of Northeast Kirta Wulgo.
The source said Ari until his death was in charge of Kirta Wulgo but was taken out by the airstrike along with foreign mercenaries fabricating Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) for the terrorists.
NAF spokesperson, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet also confirmed the airstrike at Kirta Wulgo but remained silent on the number as well as identities of those killed.