Twenty Nigerian soldiers have been killed by Islamic State in West Africa
Boko Haram’s ISWAP faction has yet again killed more than a dozen soldiers of the Nigerian army and have overrun a military position. In the first of the two separate attacks, fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked and overran a military position in Magumeri on the 1st of September.
During this attack, the insurgents used trucks loaded with machine guns to kill at least ten soldiers who were located at the post
The second attack then took place in Garin Giwa Village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State. It was conducted as a patrol of Nigerian soldiers was driving along the road. The troops were then ambushed by the insurgents.
Another ten soldiers were killed in this attack. The terrorists were also able to steal several armoured gun trucks from the troops that they had just attacked. This means more weapons and ammunition are now in possession of the terrorist group.
These attacks on military positions show that ISWAP continues to have strong capabilities. This means that the people of Borno State are still in danger of attacks.