Over 82 terrorists drown inside Borno river while escaping troops
No fewer than 82 Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) fighters and their families have drowned inside a river in Damasak axis of Borno State while running away from troops.
It was gathered that the terrorists and their families from the Lake Chad axis drowned in a desperate attempt to escape massive troop incursions between June 2 and 3, 2023 while trying to cross over to Niger Republic.
Intelligence source told Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad that the separate incidents were recorded between Bulama Modori, Kaneram, Dogomolu and Jokka communities.
The river stretches from Komadougou Yobe, into Lake Chad through Niger.
The sources said that the terrorists attempted to escape for fear of battlefield elimination after they heard of the operation launched by military within the general area.
Most of those killed were women and children who could not swim while many others are currently recuperating.
It was gathered that more dead bodies are still being discovered.