ISWAP storms military institute at Buratai

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A video trending online has showed ISWAP fighters on the rampage at Tukur Yusufu Buratai Institute for War and Peace (TBI), a research Institute of the Nigerian Army University, located in Buratai Village, Biu Local Government Area of Borno.

The army institute, located in the hometown of immediate past Chief of Army Staff and current Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Tukur Buratai, came under attack Jan. 10.

There was no resistance from troops while the terrorists pulled down flags on the campus and torched some military vehicles on ground.

“Most residents have fled to Moringa, another town in Biu. The ISWAP came in large numbers shooting RPGs and anti-aircraft guns,” the Daily Trust reported.

The military authorities have however responded.

“The terrorists who came in .their numbers were met by superior firepower forcing them to retreat in disarray. Unfortunately, 2 civilian staff of the Institute paid the supreme price,” it said in a statement Friday..

“Management wishes to commend troops for their gallantry during the attack and to commiserate with families of the fallen staff.