Three soldiers killed, 10 others wounded in ISWAP IED attack in Borno


Three soldiers have been killed and 10 others injured while repelling an ambush on their convoy by the Islamic State of the West African Province(ISWAP), terrorists in the North East of Abadam in Borno State on Sunday, May 14, 2023.

The troops on a clearance operation against the terror group comprising of Sector 3 and Sector 4 Multinational Joint Task Force(MNJTF), came under attack by a Vehicle-Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), while advancing towards ISWAP camp in Tunbum Reza.

According to Zagazola Makama, a Counter Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in the Lake Chad region, the joint troops effectively responded with superior firepower and successfully fought off the ambush.

One of the VBIED hit a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle (MRAPV) belonging to Nigérienne Republic troops of Sector 4 MNJTF while the other hit a hilux truck, according to the report.

The wounded personnel were evacuated for treatment.

The ongoing operation by troops of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) nicknamed Operation HARBIN ZUMA was designed to clear the terrorists’ hideouts and restore total Sanity in the Lake Chad region.


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