Troops of the Nigerian Military deployed for Operation ‘Hadin Kai’ have foiled ambush attacks on some motorists and commuters in Bama.
The attacks, which occurred on two highways in Borno State, was staged by fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).
It was gathered that the terrorists, had first mounted multiple check-points at Banki Junction to kidnapped civilians in coming from Bama local government area but mobile troops of 151 Task Force Battalion, on patrol within the general area, foiled the insurgents’ operation immediately after responding to a distress call.
According a military source, the ISWAP fighters who had held some civilians captive on the road, fled on sighting the Nigerian troops, abandoning their victims in the process.
Else where, seven Nigerian soldiers survived bomb attacks after running into an Improvised Explosive Device(IED), planted by ISWAP terrorists along Maiduguri-Damboa road.
TVC news gathered that the troops were on a long-range patrol to protect commuters when the incident occurred.
A military source confirmed that the soldiers from the 134 Special Forces Battalion 7 Division Garrison Maiduguri stepped on the IED planted along the route Delwa – Bulabulin, Damboa Local Government Area.
No death was recorded during the incident but 7 soldiers sustained injuries and have been evacuated to Maiduguri for prompt medical attention.