Troops of the Nigerian army Operation Desert Sanity have thwarted ambush attack by members of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists group in Mandagarau along Damboa to Biu road in Borno state.
The Nigerian troops who were on a long range patrol in the general area, intercepted the communication of the terrorists.
It was gathered that the ISWAP fighters were on a mission to plant an Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs), against troops.
According to security expert Zagazola Makama, the terrorists were also planning to attack troops as soon as they succeeded in detonating the IEDs.
Following the Intel, the troops stormed the location, thwarting the plans of the dreaded terrorists group.
On sighting the soldiers, ISWAP fighters took to their heels, abandoning their mission.
The troops later cleared the Improvised Explosive Devices and facilitated safe passage of commuters to their various destinations.
Naija News reports that this is coming hours when at least four persons were abducted by ISWAP during an attack on a village in the state.
The four victims and the terrorists were last sighted around Kayi Buji village at about 11pm on Thursday night.
Makama claimed that the abductees were then moved to Timbuktu triangle general area, a border area between Borno and Yobe States.
This attack followed the invasion of Gumsuri village in Damboa Local Government Area of the state on Thursday night by ISWAP fighters.