24th May 2024
Conflict/War News

Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Military Base In Yobe, Kills One Soldier, Burns Two Operational Vehicles

Boko Haram Attacks Nigerian Military Base In Yobe, Kills One Soldier, Burns Two Operational Vehicles

According to ISWAP in a statement, the soldier was killed when the terrorists attacked a military base in Gujba town in the Gujba Local Government Area of the state on Saturday morning.

The Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, has claimed that its fighters killed a Nigerian soldier in Yobe State.

According to ISWAP in a statement, the soldier was killed when the terrorists attacked a military base in Gujba town in the Gujba Local Government Area of the state on Saturday morning. 

Gujba is about 30 kilometres away from Damaturu, the Yobe State capital.The terror group added that it razed two military operational vehicles. 

“An attack targeted a Nigerian army barracks, in the town of Gujba in the Yobe area, using various weapons, killing one member and making the others run away, and then burning two vehicles, and taking a heavy machine gun and a medium one and ammunition,” it said.Since the death of JAS leader, Abubakar Shekau, ISWAP has been consolidating its grip in locations around Lake Chad.

The sect’s membership has swollen with the defection of hundreds of Boko Haram fighters under Shekau.

The Nigerian Army says it is committed to wiping out the terrorism from the country.The terror group has killed many people and displaced millions of individuals mainly in Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states.

– SaharaReporters

About Author

NewsTrack Nigeria

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *