Troops of the Nigerian Army have attacked meeting of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) killing many of the terrorists in Yobe State.
LEADERSHIP gathered that the insurgents had converged on a location given as Wulle with motorcycles and vehicles with the intention to carry out an attack on the nearest troops formation.
An intelligence report obtained by Zagazola Makama, a counter insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad from top military sources which was made available to LEADERSHIP stated that acting on the intelligence, the troops of 27 Task Force Battalion fired several artilleries at the terrorists which resulted in the killing of unspecified numbers of them.
It was further reported that the terrorists later returned on six motorcycles and one vehicle to evacuate their corpses.
In another development, a member of the Civilian Joint Task (CJTF) was killed while four others were injured in a midnight raid by the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP), in Benisheik, a village in Kaga local government area of Borno State. Benisheikh is located about 72 km and 44.8 miles from the Maiduguri capital.
LEADERSHIP learnt that the terrorists sneaked into the town on motorcycles at about 3:30 am, before engaging the security men in a heavy gun battle. Intelligence report indicated that the terrorists over powered the security men, killing one of them and set four patrol vehicles ablaze.