In Borno State on Tuesday in Dikwa town, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) suffered losses in the evening.
After a violent struggle, Nigerian security soldiers deployed to the region repelled the ISWAP members.
According to Micnaij, scores of terrorists entered the town in a convoy of gun trucks and motorcycles, shooting indiscriminately.
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Officers and men of the Nigerian Army and Air Task Force foiled the plan in a coordinated response.
“The terrorists were pounded severely. Those who survive the troops’ onslaught fled, abandoning their evil mission,” a security source said.
The military has hailed the troops for putting up a good fight against the insurgents and safeguarding civilians.