The Nigerian Military has neutralised five ISWAP leaders including Ibn Usman, Hani Abdullahi, Abakar Shuwa, Abu Jibrilla and Abu Ali alongside 70 ISWAP terrorists in Tumbuns regi region, Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.
News Central gathered that the Air Components of Operation Hadin Kai and the Nigerian Air Force under the Multinational Joint Task Force conducted the operation on April 14, 2022.
Significant terrorist movements in Tumbun Rego and another training camp about 2 kilometers away from Tumbun Rego were discovered during Inelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, ISR, missions over suspicious locations surrounding the Tumbuns.
Some top ISWAP leaders stayed at the location as well. On April 13, 2022, the ISR spotted a big number of terrorists, a possible logistics camp, roughly 29 motorcycles, and four trucks hidden behind trees. As a result, the need to strike the area became unavoidable in order to neutralize the terrorists and prepare the situation for Op Lake Sanity soldiers to exploit.
This is coming barely one week after the Nigerian Army exterminated notorious ISWAP Leader Dan-Buduma alongside 19 other fighters during a multinational operation in the country’s northeast.
This was exactly two weeks after the Nigerian Army exterminated one of the leaders in ISWAP Sani Shuwaram alongside other terrorists.
Recall that in February 2018, top ISWAP Commander Abou Sadiqou Buorubouru was confirmed killed following a clash between Islamic State fighters and Boko Haram insurgents in Lake Chad.
During the encounter, Boko Haram insurgents destroyed four gun trucks belonging to ISWAP.
In early January 2022, not less than 200 fighters were killed as the Sani Shurama-led ISWAP fighters and Boko Haram insurgents under the Bakoura faction clashed in Sambisa forest, Borno State.
This was after multiple casualties were recorded on December 7, 2021, following an intense clash between fighters of ISWAP and Boko Haram loyal to the Bakoura faction in Lake Chad, Borno State.
It would be recalled that on October 30, the heavily armed Bakoura-led Buduma fighters from Chad and Niger Republic infiltrated Loko Lybie village, Lake Chad islands, in about 30 canoes.
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