Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji, in conjunction with other security agencies have eliminated scores of Islamic States for West African Province ISWAP terrorists and bandits in Sokoto State.
This is contained in a statement issued by the Director, Defence
Information; Maj.-Gen. Benjamin Sawyer in Abuja said the terrorists
were eliminated during a foiled attack on the Forward Operation Base
FOB at Burkusuma, a remote border settlement with Niger Republic in
Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
Sawyer stated that the attackers who came in large numbers using
telecom network provided from neighboring country, capitalised on the
lean rear area protection force and disclosed that, the troops recorded an
undisclosed number of casualties during the encounter.
Meanwhile, Nigerian and Nigerien forces in a collaborative operation are
currently trailing the remaining ISWAP fighters.
He further said the General security within the FOB and its environs has