Troops Eliminate 11 ISWAP Terrorists In Sambisa Forest, Capture Weapons


Eleven members of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province, ISWAP, have been eliminated by the Nigerian Army in an identified terrorists’ enclave in Jongo Village within Sambisa Forest.

The suspected terrorists were tracked down and killed by the troops deployed for a special clearance operation in Sambisa Forest, in a coordinated effort with a hybrid force.

The Army in a statement on Sunday, July 7, 2024, said the troops targeting the terrorists’ enclave made contact with the terrorists, engaging them in a fierce gun battle, which resulted in the elimination of the terrorists, while others fled in disarray.


“The troops further conducted exploitation ahead of the enclave, leading to the capture of some arms. The arms include 99 rounds of 7.62 x 54mm on metal link, 19 rounds of 7.62 x 39mm, 3 AK-47 rifle magazines, two 36 Hand grenades, and 2 locally made guns,” the statement read.


“This successful operation showcases the operational effectiveness of the Nigerian Army in combating terrorism and securing in the region


“The neutralization of ISWAP terrorists and the confiscation of their weapons will undoubtedly contribute to enhancing security and stability in the area, further demonstrating the commitment of the Nigerian military to eradicating terrorism and protecting the citizens.”