Following current assaults by Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province terrorists, the Nigerian Army has warned of extra ambush assaults on troopers within the North-East.
In an inner memo despatched to commanders, the military urged troopers to be extra cautious of motion across the space stating that the terrorists are planning extra assaults alongside the Maiduguri-Monguno street.
It additionally acknowledged that info operations of the terrorists had doubled with the mixing of Islamic State West African Province.
Also, it urged the members of the Joint Task Force Operation Hadin Kai to conduct hearth operations and neutralise terrorist positions purportedly at Kukawa Primary School and Gudumbali within the Kukawa and Guzamala native authorities areas of the state.
The memo obtained by SaharaReporters reads, “On 19 Sep 21, AMAQ-terrorists media wing released images of ambush on troops of 242Recce Bn at BURIMARI Village, Jigalta Ward of Nganzai LGA. The images show gory footage of KIA and items taken by the terrorists. Please viewer’s discretion is advised. (Please find attached pictures).
“Information Ops by terrorists has redoubled by ISWAP. Any misleading effort is being taken by the terrorist group to maintain status quo within the helms of propaganda used to encourage youths of the factions course. ISWAP elements need to pay dearly for this.
“It is believed that the terrorists are planning more ambush Ops using command IED lanes/small gun attacks on MSR Maiduguri-Monguno.
“It is advised that AI/fire missions are conducted by JTF OpHK to neutralise terrorist positions which are suggested to be based at Kukawa Primary School and Gudumbali in Kukawa and Guzamala local government areas respectively.
“It is important that troops of Sector 3 initiate robust clearance and fighting patrols dominate the MSR to dismantle ISWAP attack approaches.
“Troops should be urged to be cautious of IED lanes whenever moving. Period movements should be aided by AC OpHK CAS or surveillance miniature drones to D³ terrorist elements.”
The warning trails final week’s assault on army personnel in Borno.
On Thursday, a yet-to-be-confirmed variety of troopers had been killed and a number of other others lacking after an ambush by militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), previously often called Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād in Borno State.
SaharaReporters gathered that the assault happened in Monguno on Thursday.
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Monguno is over 100km north of Maiduguri, the state capital and hosts hundreds of Internally Displaced Persons, principally from Dikwa and Marte council areas.
“We lost so many soldiers during the attack that lasted for many hours. May their souls rest in peace,” a army supply advised SaharaReporters.
The supply added that army autos, a number of weapons and ammunition had been stolen in the course of the assault.
Also, on September 15, at the very least six troopers of the Nigerian Army had been confirmed injured throughout an encounter with members of the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP).
Sources acquainted with the scenario mentioned the military troops had been on clearance patrol on Wednesday morning round Burimari village of Ngazai Local Government of Borno State when the troopers had been injured.
The six troopers had been subsequently transferred to Forward Operation Base in Gajiran city.
Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province, have killed hundreds and displaced thousands and thousands in northeastern Nigeria.
The Nigerian army has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency has been largely defeated and continuously underplays any losses.
In the previous months, troopers have been focused by the insurgents.