Nigerian Army have lost at least 10 soldiers and two gun trucks in a recent attack by suspected members of the Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Garin Giwa village in Kukawa local government area of Borno state.
WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that the troops were ambushed during a routine patrol when their convoy encountered a sudden fierce attack.
“The troops engaged the terrorist in an encounter which lasted for about 30 minutes, and as a result we lost 10 of our special forces soldiers. The insurgents took us by surprise,” one of the sources said.
“Our wounded soldiers have been taken to Mile 4, while those killed have been transported back to Maiduguri.” Military sources reveal as they confirm incident to newsmen on Wednesday morning.
Meanwhile, Sagir Musa, army’s spokesman is yet to comment on the attacks.