Photos and identities of four Soldiers killed alongside Brig General by ISWAP terrorists

Photos and identities of four Soldiers killed alongside Brig General by ISWAP terrorists. Suspected fighters of ISWAP had engaged the troops at a military base in the Askira/Uba LGA in a gun battle.

A Brigadier General and three other soldiers were killed when the insurgents invaded Askira town in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.

The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya deeply commiserates with the families and relations of the fallen heroes.

Some civilians had said they sighted the ISWAP fighters in a long convoy of gun trucks along Ngude axis towards Askira, early this morning.

We reported the movement of the terrorists to security forces but no action was taken before the deadly group stormed Askira town hours later, ” the civilians said.

Engr Abdullahi Musa Askira, Deputy Speaker of Borno House, who confirmed the attack said the insurgents came with about 16 gun trucks and there is confusion in the whole town now,”

He has also directed that the troops continue in the ferocious counter offensive and hot pursuit to eliminate the remnant of the fleeing terrorists. The victims were identified as; Ahmed S, Israel Ladoke, Mathew and Victor.

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