Sources report that the military vehicles that were escorting soldiers that had been granted leave pass stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by the ISWAP fighters around Ala village located between Marte-Dikwa town.
It was alleged that the ISWAP terrorists who hid around the spot immediately opened fire at the other convoys leading to the death of four local security vigilantes and seven soldiers who are part of the convoy.
Weapons, several kits, vehicles and ammunition of various kinds captured by the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP) fighters include two AKMS rifles, two Polish Beryl M762 rifles, two Type 56 rifles, one FN MAG, a Chinese W85 JMG, DShKM pattern heavy machine gun, shotguns and two Nigerian Army pickup trucks.
Pictures below show the weapons captured by the fighters of the ISWAP group.
The Nigerian military has carried out several successful counterterrorism operations against ISWAP fighters and repelled attacks of the terror group known as Boko Haram in the Northeast region of Nigeria.
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