Terrorists Allegedly Kill 15 Soldiers, 4 Civilian JTF In Borno

Terrorists Allegedly Kill 15 Soldiers, 4 Civilian JTF In Borno
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By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri.

Suspected members of Jihadists Islamic State of West Africa Provides, has killed no fewer than 15 Nigerian soldiers and four Civiliants JTF in the terrorists’ ambush in the forest near Gudumbali town of Borno state.


Source confirmed that it is unclear how many troops were killed during ambushes.

The leader of  a vilgilante, Umar Ari, confirmed, “Four of our comrades were among the dead, including, Yusuf Baba-Idris, the head of Civilian JTF in Kukawa,”

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He added that over 10 vehicles convoy was on its way to Gudumbali from the town of Kukawa for a military operation against the insurgents when it came under fire.

He said 13 government fighters, including 10 troops, were wounded in the ambush.

In a statement signed and issue on sunday by ISWAP claiming responsibility for the ambush, according to the SITE jihadist monitoring agency.

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The Islamist group said its ambush “led to killing 33 elements, wounding nearly 20 others and taking one of them hostage, while the survivors fled.”

The group said its fighters also destroyed military vehicles, captured more and seized weapons and ammunition.

Our correspondent learnt that Nigeria’s army works with local militia forces as part of its battle against jihadists

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AljazirahNigeria could recall that the attack was the latest in a jihadist conflict which has killed 36,000 people and displaced hundreds of thousands in northeast Nigeria since it began more than a decade ago.


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