The Nigerian Army says its troops on Tuesday destroyed a supposed ISWAP Caliphate in Borno state.
In a statement shared on its social media handles on Wednesday, the army said a number of terrorists were also killed.
It said the operation was carried out by troops of 401 Special Forces Brigade in conjunction with 19 Brigade, Baga, during on offensive clearance operations.
It added that a Boko Haram/ISWAP night market located at Gumsuri was also destroyed by troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa, on Wednesday.
“Gallant Troops of 401 Special Forces Brigade in conjunction with 19 Brigade Baga while on offensive clearance operations between Cross Kauwa & Gudumbali in Borno State yesterday 25 Jan 2022 neutralised terrorists and destroyed the purported ISWAP Caliphate, the statement reads.
“Additionally, in the early hours of today 26 January 2022, troops of 25 Task Force Brigade Damboa, Borno State, destroyed and burnt identified Boko Haram/ISWAP Night Market at Gumsuri.”
The development comes about three weeks after troops killed three Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in an encounter at Damask in Borno.
They had also destroyed an illegal market in Gallo Malawari village during that operation.(TheCable)