Nigerian troops launch counter-offensive in Borno after general’s death


Troops of the Nigerian Army’s operation Hadin Kai have killed over 50 fighters of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Askira Uba LGA of Borno state.

ISWAP had, on Saturday, killed Dzarma Zirkusu, a brigadier-general and commander of the army’s 28 task force brigade, who was on his way for reinforcement in the area.

Three soldiers attached to the commander were also killed in the ambush laid by the insurgents.

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Source: The Cable

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