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Troops kill 10 terrorists in Borno

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Troops kill 15 ISWAP fighter in Borno, lose soldier

The Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) and national troops on Monday said 10 members of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) were killed in Baga, Borno.

A statement by Col. Timothy Antigha, the Chief of Military Public Information of MNJTF in N’Djamena, Chad Republic, revealed this on Monday.

Antigha explained that at about 5:30 a.m., ISWAP terrorists numbering about 30 sought to attack troops.

According to him, vigilant troops spotted their approach and promptly thwarted what could have been an audacious assault.

“In the process, 10 terrorists, including four suicide bombers were neutralised while others escaped with gunshot wounds as blood stained tracks were observed.

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“In addition, assorted arms and ammunition were impounded from other terrorists who fled in disarray,” he said.

Atigha, however, disclosed that a soldier was unfortunately killed, while five others who sustained varying degrees of injuries had been evacuated for medical attention.

According to him, the MNJTF, acting cohesively with national forces, will continue to pursue courses of action necessary for the achievement of its mandate in the Lake Chad Basin.

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