Troops gun down 60 ISWAP terrorists in Gov. Zulum’s hometown
The Nigerian troops of Operation Hadin Kai killed over 60 ISWAP terrorists when it repelled a midnight attack on Mafa Local Government area in the North Eastern Borno State.
This comes a few hours after Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum left the town after casting his vote at his polling at Unit 001 Ajari Ward, in Mafa.
It was gathered that scores of armed terrorists suspected to be members of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP), stormed the town in gun trucks and motorcycles in an attempt to attack the military formation and INEC Collation Centre at about 2 am.
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An intelligence source told Zagazola Makama, A Security Analyst and Counter Insurgency Expert in the Lake Chad region, that the terrorists met their Waterloo when the troops engaged them in superior gunfire killing several of them on the spot.
The source said that Air Task Force fighter jets dispatched to the scene forced the terrorists to flee when they could not bear the heat.
The troops recovered two Hilux trucks and several weapons from the terrorists.
Zagazola report that thousands of residents in Mafa came out to celebrate the victory of the troops.