Damaturu Attack and Video: Nigerian Troops Decimate ISWAP Commanders
The Nigerian troops have decimated top Commanders of Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) as well as 28 of their fighters in the ground and aerial assaults that repelled their latest attacks in Damaturu, Yobe State.
The prompt action of the troops was similar to a recent night military offensive on terrorists in Borno where a video of the encounter was obtained by PRNigeria.
An intelligence operative disclosed that that the terrorists lost about 28 fighters and two Commanders including Abu Muqhtar the overall commander who led the foiled attack.
PRNigeria obtained a credible information from military sources about intercepting the terrorist’s intelligence, communications and coordination with which they used to turn the tide against them.
The source disclosed that the troops did not only repel the attacks but was able to inflict heavy casualties on the terrorists, killing their top Commanders in the process
According to the sequence of the events, on Sunday, December 22, about 8.46pm, the SWAP Senior Commander Ali also known as Abu Huzaifa who was located around Ben Kalio Estate, Damaturu, Yobe State informed high profile Commander Ahmodu located around Lake Chad fringes that they have tried all their possible best to penetrate the town but the troops resisted and pushed them back to the tranche.
“Abu Huzaifa also added that they have recorded heavy casualties and more injuries in this foiled attack. He also disclosed that they have lost a General Commander who coordinates many attacks around Lake Chad fringes named Abu Muqhtar and other fighters were also killed.
“Abu Huzaifa also stated that the reinforcement team from Gorgore Camp couldn’t come because of some undisclosed reasons. He further revealed that the soldiers got information about the movement and prepared for them. He also maintained that the fighter jets also played some roles in pushing them back to the ditch,” the source said.
The foregoing therefore, the source said, it is established that the ISWAP has lost very Senior Commanders in the foiled attack on Damaturu township.