Three soldiers, 7 ISWAP fighters killed as terrorists attack military base in Borno ahead of Buhari’s visit

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants on Tuesday invaded a military formation in Kwamdi village, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno state, razing it to the ground.

Damboa LGA is located in Southern Borno with a distance of 87km from Maiduguri.

According to Newzandar News, three soldiers were killed during the attack while about seven members of ISWAP also lost their lives.

The militants were said to have carted away weapons belonging to the military during a gun duel.

Reports say the fighters stormed the area in 10 utility vehicles, and burnt down one Ammour Personal Carrier (APC) and a gun truck.

According to a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF), Hamidu Abu, the deadly group targeted soldiers camp but not residents.

He added that the base was razed down as several valuables were stolen by the assailants.

The attack comes two days to the planned visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to the State, which is the first time he will be visiting the state since last year’s incident.

In February 2020, residents of the state booed the President as his convoy drove in and when it was leaving Maiduguri, state capital, during a condolence visit.

Nigerian News – CorrectNG

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