ISWAP commander nabbed, fighters killed in attempt to free leaders in Niger1 min read
Dozens of terrorists suspected to be ISWAP fighters reportedly met their waterloo in the hands of Nigerian troops after a failed attempt to free their leaders in a concentration camp located in New Bussa, Niger State.
News Band had reported that some group of terrorists stormed a Nigerian Army base in Niger State which is serving as a holding facility for hundreds of terror suspects undergoing a special trial process.
PRNigeria quoting a defence intelligence source said that the military had been expecting the terrorists who met a massive ambush laid for them.
“Though the incident happened in the night, the troops had been anticipating such daring moves and have been on high alert. They just came into our trap. While at least seven dead bodies of the terrorists were counted this morning, the troops succeeded in arresting one of their commanders who led the fighters.
“NAF aircraft were also timely in supporting the ground troops from Wawa Military cantonment in Borgu local government area of Niger state, hence the success in decimating the terrorists,” he said.