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ISWAP releases video of its fighters ransacking Army formation

ISWAP releases video of its fighters ransacking Army formation

A video which shows the
Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacking Tukur Yusufu Buratai Institute for War and Peace (TBI), has caused tension among citizens of Borno State.

Tukur Yusufu Buratai Institute for War and Peace (TBI), which is a research Institute of the Nigerian Army University is located in Buratai Village, Biu Local Government Area of Borno State.

The video which shows the insurgent attacking the institute was realeased by the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) recently.

In the video insurgents were seen firing in different directions, with no resistance from troops.


A security source who spoke anonymously said, “Most residents have fled to Moringa, another town in Biu. The ISWAP came in large numbers shooting RPGs and anti-aircraft guns”.

While reacting to the incident, the management of Army University Biu in a statement confirmed that two civilians lost their lives but that normalcy had since returned.

Part of the statement reads: “The terrorists who came in their numbers were met by superior firepower forcing them to retreat in disarray. Unfortunately, 2 civilian staff of the Institute paid the supreme price.

“Management wishes to commend troops for their gallantry during the attack and to commiserate with families of the fallen staff.

“Finally, management wishes to assure the general public that the Institute remains 100% operational as Security has been beefed up in the general area,”

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