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Houses On Fire As ISWAP Hits Borno Again

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Suspected members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) are currently operating in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.

The fighters have reportedly set houses ablaze in Dille village in the Local Government Area that was attacked during the weekend.

A source told Daily Trust that the terrorists stormed the village around 5:30pm.

He said they looted many stores, carting away food items, adding that they torched the houses they stole from.

Details of the casualties are yet to be known as of the time of filing this report.

The incident comes 48 hours after an intense battle between troops and terrorists in Askira Uba.

Brig-Gen Dzarma Zirkusu and some soldiers were killed in the weekend attacks but the army retaliated by reportedly killing 50 terrorist commanders.

Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement, explained that troops of 115 Task Force Battalion conducted dawn exploitation towards Leho village and environs.

He noted that troops also discovered corpses of the fleeing terrorists and also recovered 2,560 rounds of 7.62mm Special and 29 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition abandoned by the terrorists.

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