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Troops stop ISWAP fighters who killed Shekau from attacking Dikwa, Borno

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The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) recorded losses Tuesday evening in Dikwa town, Borno State.

The Nigerian military troops deployed to the area repelled the sect members after a fierce battle.

Scores of terrorists stormed the town in a convoy of gun trucks and motorcycles while shooting sporadically.

Officers and men of the Nigerian Army and Air Task Force foiled the plan in a coordinated response.

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“The terrorists were pounded severely. Those who survive the troops’ onslaught fled, abandoning their evil mission,” a security source said.

The military has hailed the troops for putting up a good fight against the insurgents and safeguarding civilians.

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