ISWAP claim they ‘killed 10 Nigerian soldiers, wounded many’

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Abuja – The Islamic State’s West Province (ISWAP) has claimed that 10 Nigerian soldiers were in Rann, Borno State.

On Monday, the sect attacked a military base and villages in Rann, the headquarters Kala Balge Local Government Area.

Troops, civilians and aid workers fled in directions as the terrorists stormed the town with guntrucks and motorcycles.

They shot indiscriminately targeting government forces and equipment.

Daily Nigerian quoted a by the sect announcing that the military suffered nearly a dozen casualties.

“With Allah’s grace, we have 10 Nigerian soldiers, wounded many, while the rest ran away in Rann, Borno State.

“The spoils war we got three devices, many arms and ammunition”, it read.

added that they burnt the barracks in Rann, two tanks, and “safely returned to our base”.

Troops regained control after Theatre Commander Major General Christopher Musa deployed more troops and assets.

Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC 7 Division, Brig. Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo was said to have led the counter operation.

On claim, a military source said both sides suffered losses. No official has been issued yet.