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Soldiers Kill 3 ISWAP Boko Haram Commanders, Wound Many In Aerial Onslaught

The Nigerian soldiers have, in a combined aerial bombing and ground assault, killed three top commanders of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), a faction of Boko Haram terrorists in parts of Borno State.

Intelligence sources said that the devastating air raids by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole led to the killing of ISWAP Naval and War Commanders with many of the terrorists’ fighters wounded, adding that as a result of the ground and air operations, a large number of the insurgents are currently fleeing Baga Town.

According to the sources, the insurgents are fleeing in droves in fear of the offensive by government security, saying that in fleeing they vandalized machines and boats in the area.

“Hundreds of wounded terrorists sustained during the recent air raid are currently receiving treatment under International Committee on Red Cross (ICRC) trampoline at Tudun Wulgo.”

It was gathered that the three Boko Haram/ISWAP Commanders were killed in the air attack carried out on Kirta and Wulga camps of the terrorists.

The Commanders killed include the new Naval commander of the ISWAP, Malam Abubakar Dangurmai. He was the newly appointed Naval Commander that coordinated the operations of their flying boats.

 Others are Amir Malik a Buduma by tribe and a war commander who led foot soldiers to war amongst others; and Malam Mohammad a Shuwa Arab by tribe from Kala Balge town who appeared with the rank of a captain in the group and also a war commander also among those killed.  But when contacted on why they are treating Boko Haram suspects, an official of ICRC said it is within their policy and acknowledged in the international law to treat all the wounded in the war including civilians and combatants.

“Our major objective is to treat the wounded without discrimination. So we first see human being needing medical attention and not terrorists. However, it doesn’t stop the law from taking its cause if such a combatant had violated the law.”

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Source: PRNigeria.

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