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Troops kill ISWAP commander and 37 other people in Askira / Uba |

Nigerian soldiers killed a high-level commander of the province of the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP).

According to PR Nigeira, other terrorists were also killed in the brutal military offensive in Askira Uba, in the state of Borno, after the killing of a senior army officer.

ISWAP terrorists had a retaliatory attack for the killing of their members by military jets on Friday, they killed Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkushi, the commander of the 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok along with three other soldiers, while they went to reinforce the troops in Bungulwa village, near Askira Uba on Saturday. PRNigeria gathered Nigerian troops, which had tactically retreated, regrouped, reinforced and ambushed the ISWAP commander and eliminated his fighters on the Askira Uba axis.

A military source confirmed that over 30 bodies of insurgents killed on Saturday have been recovered, although they are still sifting through the surrounding bushes in Askira Uba. The source told PRNigeria that about nine armed trucks, an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) and a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) were destroyed or recovered by Nigerian troops.

This morning, while we are still raking the area, we have so far counted 37 corpses of the terrorists, while one of their leaders, a commander who was arrested for further investigation, died this morning in custody. “We also recovered dozens of sophisticated weapons during the ‘customs clearance operation “ He said.

PR Nigeria learned that life has returned to normal in Askira Uba as villagers hailed the proactive response of the Nigerian army after the sudden invasion of their community.

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