Monday, 17 October 2016

20 soldiers killed by BokoHaram

Nigerians were still celebrating the release of 21 Chibok girls just last week Thursday.
Unfortunately on Monday the terrorist group, Boko Haram on Monday claimed it killed 20 soldiers in northeastern Nigeria.

According to Punch the group, using the name Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), said in a statement that it “stormed a joint position of the armies of Nigeria and Niger” in the town of Ghashghar in northeast Borno State killing 20 soldiers and wounding many others.

A community leader in the Ghashghar area confirmed the raid, saying soldiers were taken by surprise when Boko Haram militants fired rocket-propelled grenades.

“According to them, Boko Haram launched an attack with heavy guns and rocket-propelled grenades on the soldiers. The attackers came in eight vehicles,” said the unidentified leader.Many casualties were recorded because they were taken off guard and six military vehicles and weapons were taken.

ISWAP is a faction of Boko Haram, whose leader Abu Musab al-Barnawi was appointed by the Islamic State jihadist group in August.
Boko Haram’s longtime chief Abubakar Shekau still claims he is in charge, however, as rival factions vie for control.


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