Nemesis at work as bombs planted by ISWAP militants Kill four of its members
Nemesis has reportedly caught up with the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists as four of them were recently killed by their Improvised Explosive Device (IED) along San-San village in Mobbor local government area of Borno State.
It was reported that the terrorists’ bomb turned on them while they were planting it near the route of the troops of the 5 Brigade on Wednesday, shattering their bodies into pieces.
Meanwhile, troops of MNJTF Sector 4 deployed at Chetima Wongonu have discovered another IED around Chetimari village planted by the terrorists.
Prior to the incident, suspected ISWAP terrorists opened fire in Chetimari at night, hoping to lure the troops into the IED trap.
However, troops resisted and later discovered the IED at about 6:30pm and was subsequently detonated.
Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region gathered from sources that despite severe battlefield defeats and loss of territory, supplies and manpower, the insurgents had intensified the use of IEDs as a counter-offensive against the troops.
“The terrorists deployed PBIEDs (person borne IEDs), VBIEDs (vehicle borne IEDs), remote control and timed devices, in defensive positions or for ambushes.
“The tactical use of IEDs to defend enemy positions as well as ambush friendly and allied forces lines of communication is likely to continue and in some sectors become the only form of combat as Boko Haram becomes increasingly incapable of mounting major combat operations,” a source stated.