Nigerian troops on Wednesday pushed back an incursion on their base by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terror group that attacked in multiple gun trucks and an armoured track vehicle.
The troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade in the Damboa area of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, were supported by MI-35M helicopter gunships alongside L-39ZA and Alpha jets.
HumAngle understands that the terror group attack involved about 11 gun trucks with two gun trucks breaching the base security and engaging in a firefight with troops.
It’s unclear if the insurgents caused damage before the arrival of helicopter gunships.
The insurgents suffered losses with several terrorists neutralised and about six gun trucks destroyed.
An up-armoured gun truck deployed as a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device appeared in photographs of the attack.
The photographs showed an MT-LB multi-purpose armoured track vehicle captured from a military unit during a previous attack.
The situation remains fluid over fears that ISWAP could regroup and launch another attack.
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