ISWAP Members

Military Jets have bombed ISWAP Members collecting taxes in Borno State.



Newsonline reports that the Nigerian military obliterated a number of Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) tax collectors on Monday.


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Fighter jets bombarded their locations within Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.


The Air Task Force (ATF) of North-East Operation Hadin Kai detected the terrorists and engaged.


The insurgents were moving in groups after they assaulted residents and collected taxes at a roadblock they mounted.


A security officer told PRNigeria that airstrikes were conducted at Tumbum Kanta and Mangari villages near Baga in Kukawa.

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“We couldn’t ascertain the exact figure of the terrorists killed, but they are more than a dozen”, he said.


Similarly, troops in another operation killed ISWAP members in Marte.

Four soldiers and one Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) member wounded were airlifted to Maiduguri, the state capital.