Troops Injured, ISWAP Fighters Killed in ‘Deadly Battle’ at Kukawa, Gudumbali

Some soldiers of the Nigerian military were feared ‘critically’ injured when terrorists belonging to the Islamic of Province (ISWAP) sect, yesterday, ambushed their convoy, in the North East.

PRNigeria gathered that the Nigerian troops and their civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) counterparts, were heading to Kukawa town from Kauwa settlement in Borno , for a raid operation.

The troops, however, repelled the attack at Kukawa and Gudumbali axis, by ‘gallantly’ engaging the terrorists.

Scores of the ISWAP , PRNigeria was told by credible intelligence sources, met their waterloo, as they were eliminated during the resulting gun battle with troops.

“The troops, together with unspecified numbers of CJTF were on patrol when the ISWAP insurgents launched an attack on their convoy of seven vehicles,” sources, who pleaded anonymity, said.

He continued, saying: “Though many terrorists were killed, some soldiers were unfortunately grievously wounded during the bloody combat.”

The source, equally said that though three civilian JTF members were missing, troops have since launched a search and rescue operation to free the missing CJTF vigilantes.

Meanwhile, a similar attack on Friday by Haram terrorists at Kukareta along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road was successfully repelled by troops.

PRNigeria, however, could not confirm whether soldiers were killed during the attack.

By PRNigeria