Troops of Operation Hadarin Daji in conjunction with other security agencies, have repelled attack by suspected Islamic States for West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists on the Forward Operation Base at Burkusuma in Sabon Birni Local Government Area of Sokoto State.
A Statement by the Director Defence Information major General Benjamin Sawyerr says, the failed attack, took place at about 5:30am, 26 September 2021, in the remote border settlement with Niger Republic
The statement notes that, the attackers came in large numbers using telecom network service from neighbouring country, capitalised on the lean rear area protection force as, the main troops were out conducting offensive operations within their area of responsibility.
The swift reinforcement, counter the attack, eliminating several ISWAP fighters while some scrambled with injuries.
How ever, there were casualty on the part of own troops while the Nigerian forces in a collaborative operation are trailing the remaining ISWAP fighters.
Meanwhile a statement by the Army Spokesperson Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu says,In similar encounter, Troops of Operation HADIN KAI in the North East, have killed two Islamic State West Africa Province/ Boko Haram insurgents while repelling the insurgents’ attempt to infiltration Babangida community, in Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe State,
on Sunday 26 September 2021.
One of the Terrorist was apprehended while several Arms recovered from the operation