Officers of the Nigerian troop in Niger State has reportedly killed scores of terrorists suspected to be ISWAP fighters after a failed attempt to free their leaders in a concentration camp located in New Bussa, of the State.
Source confirmed that the troops also arrested one of the commanders who led the fighters to the failed rescue attempt on Sunday morning.
A defence intelligence source told PRNigeria that the military had been anticipating the terrorists who met a massive ambush laid for them.
“Though the incident happened in the night, the troops had been anticipating such daring moves and have been on high alert. They just came into our trap. While at least seven dead bodies of the terrorists were counted this morning, the troops succeeded in arresting one of their commanders who led the fighters.
“NAF aircraft were also timely in supporting the ground troops from Wawa Military cantonment in Borgu local government area of Niger state, hence the success in decimating the terrorists,” he said.