Some Nigerian soldiers have died a painful death after being ambushed by terrorists in Yobe.
Heavy gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades hit a military convoy in Gazagana village, 30 kilometres from Yobe state capital Damaturu on Saturday.
“We lost 13 soldiers in this ambush, and several were injured,” an officer said.
“It was a fierce battle, and the terrorists also suffered casualties,” he said, without giving a figure.
Since 2009, the jihadist campaign in northeast Nigeria has focused on Borno where the Boko Haram group is also active.
ISWAP split from Boko Haram in 2016 and rose to become a dominant group.
At least 36,000 people have been killed in the conflict, which has displaced about two million from their homes since 2009.