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Residents of Dikwa city in Dikwa native authorities space of Borno State on Monday mentioned not lower than 40 Islamic State of West Province, ISWAP fighters have been killed in 13 hours of battle with army,

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Sources amongst residents say the gunfight began on Sunday night 18th April 2021 and ended on Monday morning nineteenth April 2012.

The supply knowledgeable that ISWAP fighters had occupied the city after residents and the army have been withdrawn, giving the insurgents false assurance that that they had captured the traditional city of Dikwa.

“Because the residents fled, troopers additionally withdrew from the city within the night time creating confidence within the militants who thought they have been taking management, however we learnt that quickly after the troopers withdrew, fighter jets got here and launched hearth on the terrorists dwelling them scampering for security in all instructions.

” Within the afternoon on Monday, whereas residents are step by step returning some to hold some essential and private belongings, we noticed corpses being evacuated and a few gun vehicles belonging to the insurgents burnt and we learnt that over 40 ISWAP fighter have been killed within the night time battle.” The supply insisted.

Dikwa is about 90 km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital and has suffered a number of assaults because the appointment of the brand new service chiefs early this 12 months.

Within the final assault, each the Military Tremendous Camp and United Nations hub have been destroyed.

Additionally corroborating the assault in Dikwa, the Military in a press release on Monday mentioned troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at the moment finishing up Operation Tura Takaibango stationed at Dikwa and Gulumba Gana supported by the Air Element inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram Terrorists who tried to take management of the strategic city of Dikwa, the headquarters of Dikwa LGA of Borno State.

The assertion from Brigadier Common Mohammed Yerima, Director Military Public Relations mentioned the terrorists of their numbers mounted on 12 gun vehicles, attacked the city on the eve of Sunday 18 April 2021, simply because the locals ready to interrupt their Ramadan quick for the day.

“The troops having contained the preliminary wave of the assault needed to occupy their various Headquarters at Gulumba Gana to allow the Air Element to interact any gun vehicles and different technicals within the neighborhood of the assault to stop fratricide.

“The troops launched a counter-attack within the early hours of Monday 19 April 2021 and efficiently reoccupied their essential headquarters in Dikwa.

“The retreating terrorists suffered heavy losses in each tools and personnel together with a few of their key leaders from the superior firepower of personal troops each from the air and floor forces.

“The troops are at the moment patrolling Dikwa city and environs to evaluate the extent of injury inflicted on the terrorists.” The assertion mentioned.

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