Troops Destroy ISWAP Terrorists, Equipment


The Multinational Joint Task Force in collaboration with the National Air Task Force has neutralised some terrorists of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) and destroyed their equipment in parts of Borno State and Chad Republic.

According to a statement by Chief of Military Public Information for MNJTF, Colonel Timothy Antigha, on Monday, the terrorists’ weapons, ammunition and logistics were destroyed in Tumbum Rego during the weekend.

He explained that air interdictions conducted by MNJTF and National Air Task Force successfully attacked and killed several fighters and knocked out equipment on Saturday.

According to him, the attack was launched as the terrorists prepared to launch an offensive on troop’s location.

Antigha said that the battle damage assessment had indicated that the air interdiction had a devastating impact, as pockets of ISWAP build-up, adding that logistics hidden under trees in Tumbum Rego were destroyed.

He added that ISWAP assets in Mallam Zuberu and Alagarno were also targeted and neutralised.

According to him, improvised explosive devices planted by ISWAP operatives in Layi Koura area of Nguigmi in Niger Republic were also discovered and defused by troops.