Troops of the Nigeria Army of the 707 Special Forces Brigade have confirmed the death of several terrorist members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP), in northern Borno State after launching an operation to retake the towns recently invaded and occupied by the terrorists.
According to a statement released by the Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, he said the operations commenced on December 28, 2018, in Zare, Gudumbali, Kukawa, and Cross Kauwa.
Some of the insurgents were said to have been killed at Cross Kauwa, and Monguno, where some arms and ammunition were also recovered.
The special forces later advanced Baga where they linked up with other forces and cleared the naval base and the surrounding areas.
Unfortunately, one officer and a soldier were killed, while five other soldiers sustained injuries in the process.
The army added that the troops are now focused on clearing the northern axis of Borno State axis, especially the lake chad region, in conjunction with the Nigerian air and naval forces.
The town of Baga has been a major talking point in the military’s fight against the insurgents in the Northeast.