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Boko Haram: ISWAP Ambush Soldiers, Kill Many In Borno

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Suspected members of the Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP), a breakout faction of Boko Haram, has reportedly killed at least 10 soldiers.

Naija News reports that the attack occurred in Garin Giwa village in Kukawa local government area of Borno state.

It was gathered that many soldiers sustained injuries in the attack which happened on Wednesday morning.

Two gun trucks were reportedly taken from the troops who were on a routine patrol when their convoy came under attack.

“The troops engaged the terrorist in an encounter which lasted for about 30 minutes, and as a result we lost 10 of our special forces soldiers. The insurgents took us by surprise,” one source told TheCable.

“Our wounded soldiers have been taken to Mile 4, while those killed have been transported back to Maiduguri.”

Sagir Musa, army’s spokesman, did not immediately respond to a message seeking development over the attacks.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.