Nigerian soldiers of the 152 Battalion, Banki, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), on Sunday, killed six Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the Kumshe-Banki axis of Borno State.
This followed an ambush by the troops along the 54-kilometre road to Cameroon.
A counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, disclosed on Monday in Maiduguri, that, “Intelligence reports indicated that dozens of terrorists that usually attack and rob motorists and commuters were sighted in the axis.”
He stated that troops’ patrol operations, paid off with the killing of the six terrorists, while others escaped with gunshot wounds into the Gulumba Forest.
Also, the troops repelled terrorists attack on the Charly Papa I military post, Mafa, along Maiduguri-Dikwa road.
According to Makama, the troops thwarted last Sunday’s attack on the country home of Governor Babagana Zulum.
He noted that despite the fierce gun battle with insurgents in gun trucks and motorcycles, the bandits were forced to retreat.
“They attempted to attack us through Charly Papa I,” he said, adding that the troops were able to protect the community without any casualty.