7 Soldiers, 4 Vigilantes Feared Dead As ISWAP Ambushes Military Convoy

ISWAP Terror Group

No fewer than seven Nigerian soldiers and four local vigilantes have been killed at Marte-Dikwa axis of Borno State, by terrorists loyal to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

The terrorists had planted IED on the road for a military convoy traveling to Maiduguri from Marte, according to PRNigeria.

The convoy of the military vehicles was escorting soldiers that were granted leave pass from Marte unit.

An intelligence operative told PRNigeria that the troops were ambushed around Ala village situated between Marte-Dikwa town.

“One of the military vehicles stepped on the IED planted by the terrorists.

“The terrorists who were hidden around the spot opened fire at the other convoys, leading to the death of at least seven soldiers and four local security vigilantes who are part of the convoy,” he said.

The ambush is some of ISWAP’s strategies as it consolidates its hold on Sambisa after Boko Haram’s withdrwal. The fighters are led by Aboubacar Oucacha Fiya.

PRNigeria further gathered that the latest ambush happened on Thursday, the same day when Nigerian Troops repelled ISWAP’s attacks at a military base in Malam Fatori in and Babangida Community in Yobe State.

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