Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), have reportedly killed a Nigerian soldier captured throughout Tuesday’s raid on a army base in Damasak city, Mobbar Native Authorities Space of Borno State.
A army supply confirmed this to SaharaReporters on Saturday.
The soldier, whose identify is yet-to-be-revealed, has now joined the checklist of numerous males of the Nigerian Military who had misplaced their lives attributable to insurgency within the North-East area.
In a video shared on-line by Amaq Information Company, a information outlet linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the insurgents killed many different troopers within the assault.
They had been seen taking pictures sporadically in all instructions.
A resident, who had earlier spoken with SaharaReporters, mentioned the gunmen got here in numerous teams and couldn’t be counted.
He added that some Nigerian troopers had been killed whereas others fled into the bush.
“Lots of of them cam with weapons, vans, and grenades and began firing from completely different instructions. The troopers ran away and left us on our personal. They did not shoot at them (insurgents) in any respect. Although some troopers had been killed, I can not say what number of,” he instructed SaharaReporters.
It was learnt that the insurgents additionally burnt a Nigerian military tanker and a few buildings within the army base.
The assault on the bottom happened simply days after Boko Haram fighters ambushed a army convoy in Gudumbali, Kukawa Native Authorities Space of Borno State.
Over 15 troopers, together with the commanding officer, 123 Particular Forces Battalion, Main U.I. Urang, had been reportedly killed throughout the incident.
Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province, have killed hundreds and displaced hundreds of thousands in northeastern Nigeria.
The Nigerian army has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency has been largely defeated and often underplays any losses.
Up to now months, troopers have been focused by the insurgents.
Many troopers and officers have been reportedly killed since January 2021.