Nigerian troops on Friday night repelled assaults by Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) on a base in Borno State.
The sect members stormed areas in Dikwa after which went after troops firing sporadically.
An intelligence supply advised PRNigeria that the terrorists invaded a navy Tremendous Camp unit on the northern axis of the city.
They arrived on bikes and a number of other mild vans mounted with Heavy Machine Weapons (HMGs).
The fighters approached the bottom from two routes, the supply disclosed.
“One of many teams attacked from the northern axis in the direction of Marte street, whereas the opposite group approached the bottom from the north-eastern axis in the direction of Gajibo street.
“The troops on the bottom had bought a sign of the tried invasion and retreated to Ajiri neighborhood within the Southern axis, the place they relaunched counter-attacks with troops from Gulumba.
“A Floor Drive Shut Air Help (CAS) element deployed additionally attacked the terrorists from the air destroying their gun vans and makeshift camps.”
Lately, terrorists launched an assault from a brand new base in Andakar utilizing some commanders and mercenaries from neighbouring nations.
After the newest ISWAP assault, troops nabbed two males suspected to be their informants. The civilians, each resident of Dikwa, are below investigation.
Troops battle ISWAP in navy base invasion, arrest informants