Fierce gun battle as military foils attack on Dikwa, pound ISWAP fighters

Terrorists on Tuesday evening  received more than they bargained for in the hands of the Nigerian military troops deployed at Dikwa town.

learnt that of armed terrorists, suspected to ISWAP militants recently defeated Shekau’s Haram elements, stormed the Borno State town in a convoy of gun trucks.

But they could execute their ‘callous’ mission of attacking residents of the insurgency-ravaged Dikwa, according to a security source, a response operation by troops of the Nigerian Army and Air foiled their plan.

The source, said there was a fierce gun battle between the Nigerian troops and terrorists, but could not ascertain the of casualties recorded by the Haram elements.

“The terrorists were pounded severely. Those survived the troops’ onslaught fled, abandoning their evil mission,” he added.