Local Hunters in conjunction with Troops of 232 Battalion on Tuesday ambushed and neutralised several fleeing Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists around Kopre and Uku Dutse in Borno State.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that weapons were also recovered from the terrorists.

ISWAP, alongside its main group, Boko Haram, have killed more than 40,000 people in the past decade.

More than two million people are still displaced from their homes due to ongoing violence.

Since last year, ISWAP has mostly taken over from Boko Haram after its leader Abubakar Shekau died during interfactional clashes.

Shekau had gained international notoriety after kidnapping nearly 300 schoolgirls in Chibok in 2014.

Soldiers have been battling the armed rebellion for more than 12 years.

See some photos of the insurgents killed on Tuesday below:

Nigerian Army

Nigerian Army

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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