A senior Commander of ISWAP, Bukar Gana Fitchmeram (aka Abu Aisha), and scores of his fighters who have been on revenge mission at Damasak, fell to the fireplace energy of Nigerian troops Thursday.
The terrorist and his fighters met their waterloo as they made a come-back following the neutralization of 12 excessive worth ISWAP commanders in Mobbar Native Authorities Space of Borno State in a week-long air and floor operations by the Nigerian army.
In a well-coordinated floor bombardments and aerial strikes by the Nigerian army on varied places within the Northeast, the terrorists who have been denied any sanctuary or respite desperately performed two separate failed assaults on Gajiram and Damasak.
The lethal air strikes performed on Tudun Wulgo, Zari and Tumbun Alhaji, Kusuma, Sigir in Ngala and Arijallamari, in Abadam, Marte and Ngala Native authorities Areas, led to the killing of prime ISWAP Leaders. The Commanders that perished within the airstrikes included; Mohammad Fulloja , Ameer Mallam Bello, Ba’a kaka Tunkushe, Abu Muktar Al -Ansari, Ameer Abba Kaka, Abu Huzaifa, Ameer Modu Kwayem, whereas Goni Mustapha who was the Chief Imam of the ISWAP escaped with bullet wounds.
Troops’ artillery bombardment and air strikes on April 6 additionally resulted to the elimination of two prime ISWAP leaders together with Abu-Rabi and Muhammed Likita in addition to scores of their troops and physique guards across the axis of Kusuma, Sigir in Ngala and Arijallamari in Abadam Native Authorities Areas.
The terrorists’ storage amenities that housed weapons used to conduct a number of assaults was additionally focused and destroyed within the air raid by the Air Part of Operation Lafita Dole.
On the night time of Saturday, April 10, three different terrorist Commanders together with Ameer Umar, Abu Ubaida and Abu Salim have been ambushed and killed by personal troops round Wulgo / Logomani axis near Cameroon borders whereas trying to assault locals and rustle their cows. The devastating air strikes and artillery bombardment on the ISWAP camps had pushed the surviving parts to conduct determined assaults and looting missions for meals and medicines for his or her wounded colleagues.
Additionally on April 11, the Nigerian army bombardments eradicated scores of ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists on 5 guntrucks in Damasak. A number of the terrorists have been hits near the perimeter fencing, whereas others have been neutralized whereas trying to loot meals objects in a retailer belonging to the United Nations in addition to medicine and ambulance. Nevertheless, three troopers and a few civilians misplaced their lives whereas properties have been burnt within the city.
A number of the terrorist nonetheless obtained entry to the city burning and looting objects earlier than vacating the realm. It’s also noteworthy that Damasak has been attacked a number of occasions and failed. Troops’ combating spirit stays very excessive regardless of the nefarious actions of some native informants who typically tip the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists on troops’ actions and positions.
Director Military Public Relations
16 April 2021