Nigeria: 10 Nigerian troops killed in clashes with Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) jihadists
Ten Nigerian troops were killed and one was taken hostage in clashes with IS-linked jihadists in northeast Nigerian Borno state, according to two security sources.
Clashes erupted on Monday when a team of soldiers stormed a camp of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Alagarno village in Damboa district.
“We lost 10 soldiers in the fight and one was taken by the terrorists,” a security source told AFP on Tuesday.
The hostage was seized while fleeing to safety after the troops were outgunned, he said.