MNJTF Troops Repel ISWAP Attack in Monguno

The troops of Sector 3 Multi-national Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have repelled attacks by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Monguno, the northern part of Borno State.

Sector 3 Commander of OPSH/MNJTF,  Maj.- Gen. Abdulsalam Abubakar in Monguno which is located about is 137.8 k.m. North to the restive capital of Maiduguri. 

It was gathered that the ISWAP fighters attacked the town with heavy weapons at about 12: 30a.m on Sunday in an attempt to penetrate the most populous northern town

An Intelligence Sources told Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency Expert and Security Analyst in Lake Chad, region, that the attackers sneaked through Abbari community and Charly 6 formation. 

The sources said that the troops swiftly engaged them in a gun battle battle that lasted for about 30 minutes before the troops could successfully push back the attackers.

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