Troops of 402 Special Forces Brigade Operation Hadin Kai has ambushed and killed at least seven members of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP).
The troops attacked the fleeing terrorists between Douma and Jalori villages in Kaga Local Government Area of Borno state, Naija News understands.
The Nigerian soldiers reportedly laid a deadly ambush at the crossing point around the axis of Ambiya.
According to a counter insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, ISWAP fighters were chased from the axis of Buni Yadi after they attempted to lay an ambush against the troops.
He said: “They followed through the rail line and attempted to escaped through the castle route before they were intercepted.
“The troops overpowered the insurgents in the ensuing firefight, killing seven of them. The troops also recovered two hilux guntrucks some AK 47 rifles and many rounds of mm (special) ammunition.”
The insurgents reportedly attacked the troops on Thursday during a clearance operation in the community located on the shores of Lake Chad.
The insurgents wounded some soldiers and completely burnt two Hilux vehicles.
The security expert stated that it had earlier raised an alarm about an impending attack on the military in Kukawa in the state.