15 troopers have reportedly been killed following an ambush launched on a army convoy by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction of Boko Haram.
AFP reported that army sources mentioned the incident occurred close to Gudumbali within the Lake Chad area on Thursday March 11. It was additionally alleged that 13 authorities fighters, together with 10 troops had been wounded within the ambush.
A supply mentioned;
“We misplaced 15 troopers and 4 civilian JTF (militia) within the terrorists’ ambush within the forest close to Gudumbali.”
One other army supply who gave the identical toll, mentioned the 10-vehicle convoy was on its option to Gudumbali from the city of Kukawa in Borno for a army operation in opposition to the insurgents when it got here below hearth.
SITE jihadist monitoring company additionally reported that on Saturday March 13, ISWAP issued a press release claiming accountability for the ambush.