No fewer than 20 Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) members died Wednesday evening in Ngamdu area of Borno State.
The insurgents were eliminated by ground forces and airstrikes during an attempt to breach a military motorcade.
ISWAP commanders, Yaya Ebraheem, Baba Chattimari and Abu Adam Oubaida led the assault on the convoy and a Forward Operating Base (FOB).
The Jaysh (Army) Deputy Leader in Sambisa, Modou Bacheer Okocha was wounded, an intelligence officer reported on Thursday.
The contingent made a detour to reinforce the base after sending signals to the Air Force for support.
As they passed through Ngamdu, a border town between Borno and Yobe States, the terrorists opened fire but were defeated
Fighter jets bombarded ISWAP locations and gun trucks killed many of them. Four soldiers paid the supreme price.
An insurgency is a violent, armed rebellion against authority when those people who are taking part in the rebellion are not recognized as belligerents (lawful combatants).