Terrorists believed to be members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) have killed three soldiers during an ambush on a military convoy at Tamsu Kawu village in Yobe State.
Naija News reports that Tamsu Kawu village is situated along the 120-kilometre highway linking Maiduguri, the Borno state capital and Damaturu, Yobe state capital.
It was learned that the insurgents ambushed the troops and opened fire on them on Friday afternoon, leading to the death of three soldiers.
After the attack, the ISWAP members were said to have seized a military vehicle and several arms and ammunition.
“We lost three soldiers in the ambush from ISWAP terrorists,” a security source told Daily Trust.
Meanwhile, suspected members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, have attacked a military base in Askira/Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.
Witnesses disclosed that the terrorists were spotted in a long convoy of gun trucks along Ngude axis towards Askira, on Saturday.
Residents of the affected community noted that they reported the movement of the terrorists to security operatives but no action was taken until they attacked Askira town hours later.
The Deputy Speaker of Borno House Assembly, Abdullahi Musa Askira, who spoke with Daily Trust, disclosed that the terrorists and troops exchanged gunfire.
He said, “Yes, ISWAP is currently attacking Askira town. I was reliably informed that our troops are fighting them, but the residents are in the bush.
“My people told me that the insurgents came with about 16 gun trucks and there is confusion in the whole town now.”
A member of civilians JTF identified as Yakubu Luka disclosed that terrorists attacked the military base immediately they stormed the town.