About four soldiers were killed on Tuesday while foiling a terrorist attack launched by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Ngamdu, a border town between Yobe and Borno states.
From reliable military sources, an officer while attempting to provide cover for his battalion of troops against the ISWAP elements, was shot and sustained serious injury.
“While the troops were engaging the ISWAP terrorists in their MRAPs and gun trucks, some of the insurgents sneaked and attempted to penetrate the Ngamdu Super Camp from behind. It was at this point that the officer and his battalion of troops confronted them.
“Unfortunately, four soldiers were shot by the terrorists and later died. The officer who attempted to protect the troops sustained injuries in the attack. The troops, however, succeeded in foiling the ISWAP attack,” said one of the sources.