- Hadin Kai has been killed by suspected fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP)
- He was to have been killed alongside five soldiers when the insurgents attacked Rann, a town in Kala Balge LGA of Borno
- The troops were said to have engaged the insurgents who came in their numbers, and the the gunfight lasted many hours
Suspected fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) have reportedly killed a top commander in the Nigerian Army.
The deceased is reported to be a commanding officer in one of the battalions of operation Hadin Kai.
The troops were said to have engaged the insurgents who came in their numbers, and the the gunfight lasted many hours.
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About 20 ISWAP fighters were also reportedly killed by the troops.
Onyema Nwachukwu, army spokesman, was not immediately available to comment on the attack.
Tension as ISWAP Abducts Borno Government Officials While Supervising Road Construction
In another report, Legit.ng reported that not fewer than five officials of the Borno state government have been abducted by Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP).
The newspaper stated that the victims were supervising the construction of Chibok-Damboa road when they were forcefully taken away on Wednesday, December 1.
It was gathered that the incident occurred near Wovi, a remote village in Chibok local government area of the northeastern state. An anonymous source was also cited in the report as saying that one of the abducted staff, a driver, escaped.
Borno deputy speaker opens up on how ISWAP fighters burnt his brother’s house
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the deputy speaker of Borno state House of Assembly, Abdullahi Askira, decried an attack on his brother's house by some insurgents.
Askira said some ISWAP fighters attacked his community and burnt his elder brother's house.
The lawmaker said that his brother's house located in Chan Chan Dana Community in Askira Uba local government area was completely razed by the insurgents on Wednesday, November 10.
Borno losing a proportion of its population to insurgency
In a related report, the governor of Borno state, Professor Babagana Zulum, has said that the whereabouts of 10 per cent of the state's population is unknown.
Governor Zulum said this was part of the discussion he had with President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, August 24.
According to the governor, a large number of residents of the state have been lost within a period of 12 years.