The troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) says it killed ten Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists including four suicide bombers today (Monday) in Baga Borno state.
The Chief of Military Public Information, MNJTF Colonel Timothy Antigha who disclosed this in a statement said the terrorists were killed in what was supposed to be a surprised attack against the troops in the early hours of today.
Antigha however informed that one soldier was killed while five others sustained varying degrees of injury.
He also informed that several arms and ammunition were recovered from the fleeing terrorists.
What was meant to be a surprise dawn attack on Multinational Joint Task Force and national troops this morning became a nightmare for the Islamic State West Africa Province(ISWAP), as 10 of its terrorists met their waterloo in Baga.
Specifically, at about 5:30 am this morning, ISWAP terrorists numbering about 30 infested troops defensive locality. However, vigilant troops spotted their approach and promptly thwarted what could have been an audacious assault.
In the process, 10 terrorists, including 4 suicide bombers were neutralized. Others escaped with gun shot wounds, as blood stained tracks were observed. Additionally, assorted arms and ammunition were impounded from other terrorists who fled in disarray. Unfortunately, a soldier paid the supreme, while 5 others sustained varying injuries and have been evaluated for medical attention.
It must be reemphasized that the MNJTF acting cohesively with national forces will continue to pursue courses of action necessary for the achievement of it’s mandate in the Lake Chad Basin.