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Self Mounted IEDs Kill Six Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists In Borno




Troops Kill Boko Haram Commander, 13 Other Terrorists In Borno
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At least six members of the dreaded Boko Haram/Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists have been reportedly killed by explosive devices they planted in Borno State.

Reports had it that the terrorists had planted the deadly devices on a track in the expectation that troops of the Nigerian Army will follow the route.

However, the terrorists who were reportedly returning from a looting mission around Nguma village in Biu local government area of the state fell and died in their traps.

Naija News learnt that the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) was planted for Nigerian soldiers but eventually, it killed the enemy.

A security analyst and counter-insurgency expert, Zagazola Makama, confirmed to newsmen in a statement that the terrorists in three gun trucks and one motorcycle were returning from the axis between Sabongari and Multe when one of its vehicles, a Toyota Hilux, ran over the IED.

According to him, the self-inflicted destruction consumed six of the terrorists while others suffered severe injuries.

Consequently, angered by the incident, the terrorists vented their anger and eliminated a herder, his wife and son,” Makama noted in the report.

He added that the terrorists later picked up the dead bodies of their deceased Mujahedeens and left the scene.

Meanwhile, a faction of Boko Haram, the Ansaru terrorist group, has said it does not plant bombs in markets, mosques, and motor parks among other places.

The group said this in a five-page pamphlet titled; ‘We are not Boko Haram but Ansaru’, distributed to residents of Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State on Wednesday, Naija News reports.

According to the terrorists, planting bombs in the listed places is totally wrong, adding that the majority of the casualties are poor people and Muslims.

The group added that it is not out for materialism and is also not out to seek positions or support any political party or ethnic group.

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It added that its mission is pure jihad which is free of extremism, adding that its ideology is different from other jihadist groups which are based on the Sunnah of the Prophet and past scholars.