Nigeria: Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters have killed 3 soldiers and overwhelmed army base
Boko Haram jihadists have killed three soldiers in an attack on a military base in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state near Lake Chad, military and civilian sources said.
Fighters from Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) driving in several trucks attacked the base in Cross-Kauwa village on Tuesday and engaged troops in an hours-long gunfight, the sources told AFP late Wednesday.
“We lost three soldiers in the fight,” said a military officer who asked not to be named.
“The soldiers fought the terrorists but were overpowered and had to withdraw from the base,” he added.