Troops of Operation Hadin Kai have rescued a police officer, four Civilian Joint Task Force fighters and three hunters from the Islamic State of West Africa Province in the North East, PRNigeria reports.
The policeman, CJTF volunteers and hunters were suspected to have been kidnapped by ISWAP terrorists at Gubio.
But the Nigerian military swiftly launched a rescue operation for the policeman and local security volunteers after the ISWAP attack in Borno State.
A security source in the North East told PRNigeria that the ISWAP fighters first attacked the Rural Urban Migration Site (RUGA) at Pombom Baliya Village, about 5km from a military base in Gubio, Borno State.
He further disclosed that the ISWAP elements thereafter fled towards Gadei Village in Nganzai town.
“Beside the abduction, the terrorists also went away with one white Hilux patrol vehicle,” the source said.
However, an intelligence operative of the Nigerian military told PRNigeria that all the security agents abducted escaped when Nigerian Army troops engaged the terrorists in a gun battle at Nganzai.