About 24 fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, including top-ranking Commanders, while attempting to attack a military convoy were killed at Ngamdu axis of Borno State.
According to available information by PRNigeria, the terrorists were wiped out by airstrikes on Wednesday evening.
PRNigeria gathered that among the ISWAP high-ranking Commanders who were eliminated in foiled attempts to attack the military convoy and Forward Operating Base were Yaya Ebraheem, Baba Chattimari and Abu Adam Oubaida.
Meanwhile, ISWAP Deputy Jaysh in Sambisa Forest, Modou Bacheer Oukocha, was among those wounded.
A top military intelligence officer told PRNigeria that while the convoy of ground troops engaged the ISWAP fighters in a firefight, the air component from the Nigerian Air Force arrived at the scene and bombarded the locations of the terrorists.
The source said: “A military convoy was moving between Damaturu and Maiduguri when it got intelligence of impending attacks on a FOB at Ngamdu axis.
“The convoy quickly made a U-turn to reinforce the base after sending signals for air cover.
“En route to Ngamdu, the military convoy encountered ISWAP fighters and engaged them.
“A firefight ensued before the sudden arrival of fighters’ jets that shelled the enemies locations.
“Many of the terrorists were killed.
“The well-coordinated operation of the Nigerian Army and Air Task Force with the support of intelligence components in the swift response is highly commendable.”
NAF fighter helicopters, with the support of ground troops had repelled a terrorist attack launched at a military base in Ngamdu by ISWAP insurgents on Tuesday as reported by PRNigeria.
However, four soldiers paid the supreme price, while an officer who sustained serious injury while engaging the terrorists, is fast recuperating at a military health facility.
Ngamdu is a border town between Yobe and Borno States.