At least 17 suspected Islamic State militia soldiers in West Africa (ISWA) were killed in a confrontation with the Nigerian army following an ambush on the road between Maiduguri and Damboa in the northeast of the country, the military command reports.
The incident, which occurred on Wednesday, was alleged by ISWA, the group that was spun off from Boko Haram and is the subsidiary of the Islamic State operating in the Lake Chad basin. In a message, he claimed that he had killed 40 soldiers and left several wounded. The Nigerian army has identified two dead soldiers, while the Vanguard newspaper, citing its own sources, affirms that the dead soldiers would be thirteen.
Troops stationed under Operation Lafiya Dole “successfully eliminated 17 terrorists on July 7 after a counterattack on the Damboa-Maiduguri road in Borno,” Army Spokesman General John Eneche said. It is a statement.
The soldiers reacted to the “ambush” of the militiamen, “which forced them to withdraw in disarray,” said the spokesman, who clarified that 17 bodies were later found at the scene, while “several others may have escaped with gunshot wounds”. Another type. “The military also confiscated weapons and ammunition.