ISWAP fighters bury 26 terrorists killed in Military onslaught
No fewer than 26 terrorists killed during military recent aerial bombardment have been buried by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State, northeast Nigeria.
The buried terrorists, who were ISWAP members, reportedly died on September 9, 2022, after receiving gunshot injuries from the military onslaught.
The military attack was inflicted on two camps of the ISWAP in Sigir and Yarwa Kuwa in the fringes of Lake Chad.
According to Zagazola Makama, a counter insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad, an intelligence officer annonymously revealed that scores of the ISWAP terrorists were killed in the airstrikes.
The source noted that combat aircraft attacked a gathering of the terrorists in Sigir, eliminating nine of them instantly, while a building which was converted to a mosque and a storage facility was destroyed.
The source said that another air strike was conducted at Yarwa Kura, leading to the nutrialising of 17 terrorists, while many others were wounded.
He said, “Both locations had earlier indicated a large presence of the adversaries after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions.”
According to him, week-long sustained intensified intelligence-led Air Strikes, heavy artillary bombardment and ground, offensives by the Nigerian Military troops of Operation Hadin Kai on the identified hideouts and enclaves of the terrorists in the North Eastern Sambisa forest in Borno State have exerted so much pressure on the fighters and totally disoriented them.
“But as the jihadists continue to relocate from one hideout to another, the Air force, operating in concert with surface forces, will sustain its offensive against them until they are no more,” he said.