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Seven soldiers killed as ISWAP rains mortar bombs on Maiduguri


  • Six-month old baby among victims  

  • Zulum to military after attack: Wake up

Seven soldiers, among whom were two commissioned officers, lay dead Friday night  in the latest attack by the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) in Borno State.

Three other soldiers were injured in the Kala Balge attack which also left  scores of the insurgents dead or critically wounded.

The foiled invasion came three weeks after the death of Brigadier General, Dzarma Zirkusu, and three other army officers  in an ISWAP attack on Askira Uba Local Government Area of the  state.

Governor Babagana Zulum,on an assessment of the scene of the attack yesterday charged the military to wake up following the recent spate of insurgency in the state.

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The terrorists also lobbed several mortar bombs into Maiduguri yesterday following an all- night shooting apparently to intimidate residents.

The bombs injured a six-month old baby and damaged a part of  the 1,000 housing estate  and Ngomari Airport Road in the state capital .

It was gathered that the terrorists sought to come into town through   Duwari village only for their efforts to hit the rocks.

The identities of the seven fallen soldiers were yet to be ascertained at press time but the army authorities confirmed the Friday night attack.

Troops of Sector 1 Joint Task Force (JTF) North East (NE), Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK),according to the Director  of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, neutralized scores of Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists who infiltrated Kala Balge town mounted on  gun trucks and motorcycles on Friday, 3 December 2021.