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Houses on fire as ISWAP attacks Askira / Uba again

Suspected members of the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) are currently operating in the Askira Uba local government area in Borno state.

The fighters reportedly set fire to homes in the local government area of ​​Dille, which was attacked over the weekend.

A source told the Daily Trust that terrorists stormed the village around 5:30 pm.

He said they ransacked many shops, taking away groceries, adding that they set fire to the houses they stole from.

Details of the victims are yet to be known at the time of submitting this report.

The incident comes 48 hours after an intense battle between troops and terrorists in Askira Uba.

Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu and some soldiers were killed in the weekend attacks, but the army retaliated by reportedly killing 50 terrorist commanders.

Spokesperson for the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement, explained that the troops of the 115 Task Force Battalion conducted the exploitation at dawn towards the village of Leho and its surroundings.

He noted that the troops also discovered the corpses of fleeing terrorists and also recovered 2,560 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and 29 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition abandoned by the terrorists.

Source: – Daily Trust

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