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Joint Task force destroys ISWAP base

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The Chief of Military Public Information for the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), Colonel Timothy Antigha, on Monday disclosed the destruction of equipment and killing of terrorists belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP)

The operation, which was in collaboration with the the National Air Task Force, was carried out in parts of Borno State and Chad Republic.

Colonel Antigha disclosed this in a statement from its headquarters N’Djamena – Chad on Monday.

Antigha said that the terrorists’ weapons, ammunition and logistics were destroyed in Tumbum Rego during the weekend.

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He explained that air interdictions conducted by MNJTF and National Air Task Force successfully attacked and killed several fighters and knocked out equipment on Saturday.

He added that ISWAP assets in Mallam Zuberu and Alagarno were also targeted and neutralised.

“It would be recalled that in the past couple of weeks, ISWAP suicide bombers struck in Kaiga – Kindjiria; a rural community in the Republic of Chad as well as Gubio in Borno.

“This was in an effort by ISWAP to revamp its dream of establishing a caliphate in parts of Northern Nigeria and other areas of the Lake Chad Basin.

“This blow by the MNJTF will further plunge the leadership and followership of ISWAP into more despair,” he said.

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