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General News of Friday, 19 November 2021


Nigerian soldiers foil ISWAP attack on 'repentant terrorists’ rehabilitation camp in Borno

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Nigerian soldiers of the 25 Task Force Brigade on Friday, foiled a terrorist attack on Damboa town in Borno State.

It was gathered that the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stormed the state and attacked the residents, setting fire to their buildings at 5 am.

However, the troops arrived the area and repelled the terrorist attack by the
Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, in a gun-battle causing them to retreat.

According to, a source said that the terrorists were first sighted around Mandara Garau on Thursday, as they mobilise themselves in a number of large trucks.

He added that the plan was to attack a transit camp for 'repentant' fighters in Sabon Gari, Damboa.

“They fled after they sighted the Airforce fighter jet on Thursday. Again, they returned this morning. They wanted to attack the ex-militants' transit camp in Sabon Gari, Damboa.

“So while attempting to infiltrate the town, the soldiers engaged them in a heavy shootout. Those who survived the troops' onslaught fled, abandoning their evil mission,” the source added.

Since the death of Boko Haram former leader, Abubakar Shekau, a number of terrorists have surrendered to the Nigerian army.

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