ISWAP suicide bomber killed many Nigerian soldiers in Yoba
A suicide bomber belonging to the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked and killed several Nigerian soldiers.
The bomber reportedly targeted a military convoy in Goniri, the border area between Yobe and Borno states, resulting in the deaths of soldiers.
The Sahara Reporter learned that the rebels also engaged Nigerian troops in the shootout.
“Yesterday in Goniri there was an SVBIED (improvised explosive device) attack on a suicide vehicle, so many soldiers were killed and wounded. The number of victims is currently unknown, ”a military source said.
On Sunday, a group killed five internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Borno State.
Saharan journalists found that internally displaced persons were attacked in a forest outside Damboa city while looking for firewood.
ISWAP, which split from the mainstream of Boko Haram in 2016, has become the dominant group, focusing on military targets and high-profile attacks, including on humanitarian workers.
The Nigerian military has repeatedly stated that the uprising was largely suppressed and often underestimated the losses.
The terrorist group has killed more than 40,000 people and displaced millions, mainly in the states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.