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MNJTF kills 10 terrorists, loses one soldier in early morning gun battle with ISWAP members


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AT least 10 members of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a splinter group of the Boko Haram terrorists were killed Monday morning by troops of Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNTF) in Baga, Borno State.

ISWAP terrorists numbering about 30 infested troops defensive locality,  the Nigerian Defence Headquarters tweeted Monday afternoon.

“What was meant to be a surprise dawn attack on Multinational Joint Task Force and National troops this morning became a nightmare for the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), as 10 of its terrorists met their waterloo in Baga. Specifically, at about 5:30 am this morning,” DHQ wrote on Twitter.

“However, vigilant troops spotted their approach and promptly thwarted what could have been an audacious assault.”

It said 10 terrorists, including four suicide bombers were neutralized in the process.

Other terrorists, the DHQ wrote in the tweets, escaped with gun shot wounds noting that blood stained tracks were observed.

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Part of what were recovered from the terrorists included assorted arms and ammunition.

Unfortunately, a soldier paid the supreme sacrifice while “five others sustained varying injuries and have been evaluated for medical attention, it said.

It stated that the MNJTF acting cohesively with national forces will continue to pursue courses of action necessary for the achievement of it’s mandate in the Lake Chad Basin.


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