By Zagazola Makama

ABUJA, Nigeria-The Nigerian troops of Operation Hadin Kai have repelled three  separate attacks of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram in the North East of Borno state, killing several insurgents.

Intelligence sources, told Zagazola Makama, a counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad  region, that the separate attacks were launched on April 4, 2023, in Njimtilo, Pulka and Ajiri Mafa, but the troops swiftly responded and thwarted the attacks. 

The sources said that terrorists attempted to attack troops of  73 Battalion deployed at vocational training center (Morroco) ahead of Njimtilo, close to the restive capital of Maiduguri,  which resulted in a heavy gun battle.

The troops repelled the attack forcing the terrorists to flee with gunshot wounds as traces of their blood has shown.

In another encounter,  Unconfirmed numbers  of Boko Haram terrorists suspected to be from the camp of Ali Ngulde from the Mandara Mountain axis attempted to  infiltrate civilian quarters at Pulka. 

The sources said the  terrorists were engaged immediately by the troops and the Civilian Joint Task Force deployed at Damra Primary  School Pulka, which resulted in the killing of five terrorists While others fled.

On the same day, at about 0817 hrs, ISWAP terrorists in large numbers attacked another troops location in Ajiri Mafa, but they were subdued immediately.