Army Foils Ambush as ISWAP Kills 11 Telecoms Workers

IG orders Taraba CP to fish out killers of priest

The Nigerian Army thursday foiled an ambush by terrorists who planted Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in a major supply route for commuters even as the Islamic State for West African Province (ISWAP) killed 11 telecoms workers in Borno State.

This is coming as the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu has ordered the Taraba State Commissioner of Police to fish out killers of a clergyman in the state, Reverend Father David Tanko, who was killed by unknown gunmen after which they set his body and vehicle ablaze.

A statement issued by Army Spokesman, Col, Sagir Musa said the troops laid an effective night ambush for terrorists amidst heavy downpour at Wala Crossing Point, killing two insurgents

Other insurgents fled with gunshot wounds under cover of darkness after a fire-fight, he said.

“Troops also recovered two AK 47 riffles, three magazines, 32 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and four primed IEDs.

“The acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander sector 1, Operation LAFIYA, Brig. Gen. AK Ibrahim, has commended the troops for their efforts and urged them to sustain the tempo to completely stamp out all vestiges of the terrorists in the area of operation.

Meanwhile, fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have reportedly killed 11 fibre optic workers of a telecom firm at Wajirko in Borno State. Wajirko village is 135 kilometers south of Maiduguri and located along Damboa-Biu road of Sambisa Forest.

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