The Islamic State’s West Africa Province on Thursday professed to have invaded a Nigerian Army base in Borno State, killing the unit’s administrator and nineteen other soldiers.
An enormous store of arms of the unit, a tank and a Shilka were supposedly obliterated during the assault on 158 Task Force Battalion at the town of Kareto, Borno state.
Kareto is around 135 km (84 miles) northwest of Borno state capital Maiduguri, not a long way from the Niger fringe.
ISWAP activists further said it caught seven 4×4 vehicles and consumed the base, at that point “pulled back securely”.
The Nigerian Army is yet to affirm the episode.
In any case, a military source said the assault by the rampaging fear mongers happened on June 12, Nigeria’s new Democracy Day.
The Army Headquarters in Abuja was said to have been cautioned to the advancement, and a crisis group of rescuer was sent to deal with the repercussions.
Military sources said the extremists had since retreated to a remote area around Fuchimiram Village, around six kilometers west of Kareto where the occurrence happened in Mobba LGA.
The assault is the most recent hit to Nigeria’s endeavors to vanquish insurrections by Boko Haram and ISWAP.
Nigeria’s military and government have over and again said they are on the purpose of crushing the activists.
However, attacks on army installations have proceeded over late months, causing noteworthy setbacks. One ambush on a military post on the outskirt with Niger in September left 48 individuals dead.
In any case, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said during the official festival of the nation’s Democracy Day that his administration is countering the insurrection in the upper east “with unrivaled technique, capability and resolve.”Follow Us