Charles Nwoke, Maiduguri, Nigeria
Boko Haram terrorists in connection with the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād on Sunday raided the Army Special Super Camp at Ngamdu, a border town between Borno and Yobe States, killing no fewer than 6 soldiers, military sources said.
Ngamdu is a community in Kaga Local Government Area Council of Borno State and about 100km to the capital, Maiduguri.
According to reports, the terrorists swooped the village in about 10 gun trucks and could not be counted.
A source from the locality who pleaded anonymity, revealed that about six Nigerian soldiers were killed, while other military personnel including the Brigadier General in-charge of the camp, were injured.
The insurgents also catted away with military operational vehicles, different arms and ammunition.
A source said, “They stormed the unit with about 10 gun-trucks and 4 MRAP. They beat the security checks and pretended to be friendly forces. They first attacked the Brigade Commander, wounded his ADC also. They later killed like six soldiers.”
The attack comes a few weeks after the terrorist group killed over 25 soldiers who were equally on patrol in Monguno axis of Borno State.
Monguno is North, about 70km drive from Maiduguri, the state capital and plays host to thousands of Internally Displaced Persons, mostly from Dikwa and Marte local government councils.
Another source said, “At least 25 soldiers have been confirmed dead, the authorities have contacted some of their families, their bodies are already deposited at the morgue.”
Boko Haram and its affiliate, Islamic State West Africa Province, have killed thousands and displaced millions in North-Eastern Nigeria.
The Nigerian military has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency had been largely defeated and frequently underplays any losses just to score cheap successful mark, but the truth is that things are getting worst on daily basis.
In the past few months, soldiers have been targeted by the extremists.
More than 500 soldiers and military personnel have been reportedly killed since January this year.
Earlier this year, no fewer than 33 soldiers were killed when two vehicles loaded with improvised explosive devices rammed into a military convoy in Wulgo.
The suicide bombers were identified as Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and Bana Jundullah. The inferno also led to the destruction of four military vehicles.
About 20 soldiers were equally maimed in Malari, Borno State by the same terrorist group in February.