Authorities of the Nigeria Army on Wednesday claimed troops have killed 75 Boko Haram/Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP). Among those the Army claimed to have are both members and commanders of the terror groups, while three other top commanders were wounded.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, stated this and added that they were killed during a counter attack by troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at Banki junction in Borno State.
He said, “Following Boko Haram terrorists’ failed attack on troops’ location at Banki Junction and Response Area Firgi within the 7 Division Strike Group. Consequently, troops of Operation LAFYA DOLE carried out a counter attack against the terrorists on the 26th of May 2020.
“After the attack, human intelligence confirmed the death of some high ranking Commanders of the Abubakar Shekau’s faction of the Boko Haram terrorist’ group. The BHT/ISWAP Commanders that were killed include Manzar Halid, Amir Abu Fatima and Nicap among others. Additionally, Seventy two (72) members of the sect were also neutralised.
“Others wounded with narrow chances of survival include some high profile Commanders and fighters namely: Abu Jamratu AL-Naweer, Kaka Bana and Tareta Babakari.
“Equally, a large number of their equipment including gun trucks, motorcycles and bicycles were destroyed by troops in collaboration with the Air Task Force during BHT/ISWAP fighters withdrawal which was in disarray,” he said.