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Troops repel terrorists attack in Ajiri Mafa, Borno



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Nigerian troops deployed in Mafa have successfully repelled  attacks by the Islamic State of the West African Province(ISWAP), in Ajiri, in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.

It was gathered that the failed  attack was coordinated by one Abou  Mubammed in response to the killing of 41 fighters and a Commander after the troops of Operation Hadin Kai stormed their enclaves in Mukdolo and Bone on March 26

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Zagazola Makama, counter insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad region, had reported that in their meetings at Kajeri Dogumba, Bula Yagana Aliye in Mafa, ISWAP fighters vowed to revenge the mass killing of their members.

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The terrorists were said to have stormed the town on Wednesday night, March 29,  2023 and  attempted an attack on the military base which resulted to a heavy gun battle with the troops.

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He said the troops later overwhelmed the terrorists in a gun battle and successfully repelled the attack while inflicting serious fatalities on the overpowered fighters.

Consequently, the terrorists staged another  ambush on troops reinforcement team deployed from Mafa. Again, the troops repelled the ambush forcing the terrorists to flee.

One member of Civilian JTF was injured in the encounter.

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