Around 50 ISIS terrorists killed in Nigeria

Around 50 ISIS terrorists killed in Nigeria

Around 50 members of an IS-affiliated terrorist group have been killed in a landmine explosion in the Lake Chad region in the northeast Nigerian area of Borno.

Two trucks loaded with militants from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) on Sunday exploded when they hit a mine outside Arina Masallaci village in Marte district, according to two anti-terrorist militia members assisting the Nigeria military fighting the jihadists.

“The trucks were loaded with the insurgents when the one in the lead hit the mine and exploded along with the second truck trailing closely behind,” Babakura Kolo said.

“Around 50 of the insurgents from both vehicles were killed and others were injured,” Kolo said.

The militants were on their way to launch an attack when the incident happened around 0800 GMT, said another militiaman Ibrahim Liman who gave the same toll.

ISWAP, which split from mainstream Boko Haram in 2016 to become a dominant faction is active in the Lake Chad area where it is locked in supremacy infighting with Boko Haram.

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