It has been reported that troops of 27 Task Force Brigade of the Nigerian Army have neutralised Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists in an ambush staged at one of the insurgents’ notorious crossing points at the outskirts of Girboa village, Yobe State.
The Nigerian Army disclosed this in a Twitter post on its verified page on Wednesday.
It added that several weapons were also recovered from the terror group.
“Troops of 27 TF Brigade in conjunction with Civilian JTF on Tuesday 1 Feb 2022 laid an ambush on BHT/ISWAP terrorists at the outskirts of Girboa village, Yobe State. During the encounter, some terrorists were neutralised while others fled in disarray, weapons were also recovered,” the tweet read.
Since the death of JAS leader, Abubakar Shekau, ISWAP has been consolidating its grip in locations around Lake Chad.
In 2021, it appointed Wali Sani Shuwaram, a 45-year-old as the new Leader (Wali) of ISWAP in Lake Chad.
The sect’s membership has swollen with the defection of hundreds of Boko Haram fighters under Shekau.
The terror group has caused over 100,000 deaths and displaced millions of individuals mainly in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe States.