The Air Task Force of Operation Hadin Kai has eliminated tax collectors of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, PRNigeria reports.
It also gathered that the tax collectors, who always moved in groups, were sighted and targeted at different locations while mounting roadblocks to collect taxes and levies from commuters and merchants in the town.
A security operative told PRNigeria that, “The airstrike was conducted at Tumbum Kanta and Mangari, close to Baga in Kukawa local government Area of Borno State.
“We couldn’t ascertain the exact figure of the terrorists killed, but they are more than a dozen.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian troops in a separate gunbattle eliminated another group of ISWAP terrorists in Marte.
PRNigeria gathered that four soldiers and one Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) member who were wounded during the operation were airlifted for medical attention in Maiduguri.
Recall that, the Senator representing Borno South, Senator Ali Ndume, has described the killing of the Commander of the 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok, Brig-Gen. Dzarma Zirkushu, on Saturday by the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters as a revenge mission.
Solacebase reports that ISWAP terrorists had in a reprisal attack over the killing of their members by military jets on Friday, killed Brigadier-General Dzarma Zirkushi, the commander of 28 Task Force Brigade, Chibok alongside three other soldiers, while on their way to reinforce troops at Bungulwa village, near Askira Uba on Saturday.
ISWAP tax collectors