Over 60 terrorists suspected to be members of Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP), have met their waterloo after attempting to infiltrate the army base serving as collation center for last weekend’s governorship and State Assembly elections in Borno state.
Vanguard reported that the terrorists invaded Mafa town hours after Governor Babagana Zulum cast his vote at the Ajari Ward polling unit 001 in Mafa Local government of Borno State.
They stormed the town in gun trucks and motorcycles around 2:00am and were heading towards the military base where collation of votes for the local government was ongoing.
However, troops of Operation Hadin Kai annihilated the terrorists, following an aggressive counter-attack operation which was supported air taskforce fighter jets dispatched to the scene.
The fighter jets bombarded the fleeing terrorists, killing a huge number while a few who managed to flee, left with fatal wounds.
Sources told the publication that bodies of 60 of the terrorists were recovered, with the bodies riddled with bullets.
A Hilux vehicle, several weapons and ammunition were also said to have been recovered from the fleeing terrorists.