According to Punch, the seven troops of Operation Hadin Kai were killed on Thursday in a failed attempt by the terrorist group to gain entrance into the military base.
A military source said that the terrorists had mounted a gun truck at the entrance of the camp and engaged by the troops in a gun duel, killing two officers, including a Commanding Officer, in the attack.
The source added that the Air Force troops assisted the ground troops to repel the attack on its base and killed 24 ISWAP terrorists.
“Seven soldiers were killed yesterday. Two are officers; the CO (Commanding Officer) and one other officer,” the source said.
“Twenty-four ISWAP terrorists were also killed in the attack. The Air Force component assisted ground troops to repel the attacks of the terrorists who came with gun truck.”
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, could not be reached for comments at the time of filing this report.
KanyiDaily had also reported how four different explosives were fired in Maiduguri communities by suspected ISWAP members, destroying a building and injuring a small boy in the process.