ISWAP KILL TEN SOLDIERS AND ABDUCT ONE IN BORNO
Islamic State West Africa Province’s (ISWAP) jihadists on Monday killed ten troops and took one hostage in a clash in Borno State.
This comes 24 hours after Boko Haram terrorists invaded and attacked Ngala IDP camp in Borno State killing three persons.
The clash occurred after troops invaded an ISWAP hideout in Alagarno village in Damboa district.
Sources say the assailants engaged the troops and completely overpowered them.
It was gathered that the terrorists seized a truck, an armored vehicle, two vehicles and abducted a troop who was trying to escape.
The IS-linked terrorist on Tuesday shared images of the vehicles captured during the encounter with the Nigeria Military the previous day before getting them destroyed.
The images showed a new Toyota LandCruiser gun truck and a Kia KLTV-181 tactical-utility vehicle- both newly acquired by the Nigerian government for the fight against insurgency.
In recent years, ISWAP has incessantly been attacking residents, killing and abducting commuters on the highway as well as raiding villages for food supplies.
It is imperative to mention that the assailants killed seven soldiers and seized ammunition in a similar encounter at Alagarno forest.
ISWAP’s onslaught has extended to other neighboring countries like Chad, Niger and Cameroon.