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Troops Beat Back ISWAP, Recover Anti-Aircraft Gun In Northeast Nigeria

The Nigerian Troops seized multiple arms and ammunition during the encounter.

Nigerian troops on Wednesday, Aug. 25, thwarted an Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) attack and recovered several weapons, military authorities said.

The attack occurred in Babaginda town of Yobe State, in the northeastern part of the country. 

Photographs from the encounter show multiple Ak pattern rifles, one NSV heavy machine gun, ammunition belt, and a former Niger Republic Police pickup truck. 

“The criminals made a futile effort to infiltrate the town, but were met with a fierce counterattack from the vigilant troops, forcing them to retreat in disarray,” said Onyeama Nwachukwu, a Brigadier General and the Director Army Public Relations. 

Nwachukwu added that the “troops captured one gun truck, one Dushka Anti-Aircraft Gun, two AK 47 rifles and unprimed Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) from the fleeing terrorists. Further exploitation by the troops is still ongoing.”

 


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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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