Nigerian Troops Intensify Combat Patrol Against ISWAP

Assisted by armoured vehicles, the Nigerian Army is conducting fighting patrols against Islamic State affiliate in Lake Chad.

Nigerian troops backed by armoured vehicles have intensified combat patrols against Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents in northeastern Nigeria, HumAngle can report. 

Over the past few days, the Army has reported a series of operations and patrols against the Islamic State affiliate operating in the Northeast and Lake Chad.

According to the Army, on Sunday, Jan. 30, the 109th Strike Force Battalion located in Magumeri in northern Borno recovered supplies, mobile devices, three AK pattern rifles and a vehicle during a fighting patrol and night ambush towards Mallumti village.  

Also on the same day,  troops of Army’s 25 Task Force Brigade in the southern Borno axis of Damboa, with support from the Civilian Joint Task Force, a local counter-terrorism militia, conducted an operation at Bala Maduri village. 

On Saturday, Jan. 29, soldiers attached to the 120 Battalion located in the eastern axis of Yobe State conducted an ambush against insurgents at Ngirbua village. The operation was supported by the Civilian Joint Task Force. 

The Army’s 5th Brigade on the same day recovered a guntruck while carrying out a fighting patrol in the Douro area  near the town of Damasak in northern Borno.

The following day, on Jan. 26, troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade destroyed a night market in the remote village of Gumsuri. According to the Army, the market was linked to insurgents. 

The 401 Special Forces Brigade and 19 Brigade domicile in Baga had on Jan. 25, carried out clearance operations between Cross Kauwa and Gudumbali towns near the shores of Lake Chad.

The military appears to have leveraged on the new armoured vehicles to intensify combat patrol.  The photosets from the operations showed the recently inducted  type 89 infantry fighting vehicles and CS/VP3 Bigfoot Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles. 

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Murtala Abdullahi

Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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