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Nigerian Armed Forces troops defeat ISWAP

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Multiple attacks by Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) terrorists on Marte Community in Bornu State have been defeated by Nigerian Armed Forces troops.

Nigerian soldiers working with the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai reportedly repulsed terrorist strikes on ground forces (OPHK). Between 8 and 9 p.m. on Sunday, the attacks were carried out in two waves.

The attacks injured four soldiers and one Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) member. They were then flown to Maiduguri by the OPHK’s Air Component for medical treatment. On the terrorists’ side, there was an unclear number of casualties.

Terrorist vehicles were destroyed by AirTroops, notably during the initial confrontation.

In a separate but related development, ISWAP terrorists have released a video showing four hostages allegedly held in their den since October. The hostages spoke in the clip, identifying themselves. 

They include a staff of the Federal Road Safety Commission, one UNICEF staff, one staff of the Nigeria Defence Academy, and a retired banker.

The hostages were allegedly captured between Wajiroko and Damboa, Buratai and Buni Yadi as well as Maiduguri/Damaturu highways.

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