No fewer than 25 fighters of the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP, fleeing airstrikes of the Nigerian military have drowned in a deep river located within the Marte axis of the Lake Chad axis in the North East.

Military fighter jets, including Super Tucano of the Nigerian Air Force, NAF, raided camps of the terrorists on Wednesday and Thursday in weeklong sustained aerial attacks.

An intelligence operative embedded in the local community told PRNigeria that camps and warehouses of the ISWAP insurgents were bombed by the aircraft.

“The military jets’ bombardments were simultaneously carried out at Bukar Mairam and Jubularam, Abbaganaram and Chikul Gudu which resulted in the explosion of the warehouses, killing several terrorists.

“However, those who survived the blast at Bukar Mairam and Jubularam, fled and attempted to cross a river within the Lake Chad axis. It was in the process that about 25 of them got drowned ” he added.

He further said that recent air offensives by troops have impacted ISWAP operational command, thwarting the group’s plans to carry out major attacks on military formations in the Northeast.