Militants from the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), previously generally known as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād, have attacked Gujba in Yobe State.
According to ISWAP, in an announcement sighted by SaharaReporters, 4 policemen have been killed throughout the assault on the group which is 30 km from Damaturu, the state capital.
The group mocked the Nigerian military, claiming troopers refused to go away their army base to defend the city whereas they operated for a lot of hours.
The insurgents additionally burnt some United Nation amenities, homes and vehicles in the neighborhood.
Confirming the incident to SaharaReporters, a army supply stated, “Yes, it’s true. They attacked the community last week. They came in different vans and drove straight to the company constructing the 40km Gujba-Mutai Road.
“That was where they killed the police officers. I saw two officers though, I was told one member of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) was killed as well. Then they started burning the company’s heavy-duty machines on the site.
“From there, they moved back to the community where they looted the Red Cross and USAID offices and burnt the facilities.”
The assault comes a number of months after the insurgents stormed a army base in the neighborhood, killing a number of troopers.
Boko Haram and its offshoot, Islamic State West Africa Province, have killed hundreds and displaced tens of millions in Northeastern Nigeria.
The Nigerian army has repeatedly claimed that the insurgency had been largely defeated and continuously underplays any losses.
In the previous months, troopers have been focused by the insurgents, who wait in ambush for them.
Hundreds of troopers and officers have been reportedly killed since January 2021.
At least 33 troopers have been not too long ago killed when two explosive-laden automobiles rammed right into a army convoy in Wulgo.
The suicide bombers have been recognized as Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and Bana Jundullah. The group additionally claimed 4 army automobiles have been destroyed.
In February, about 20 troopers have been additionally killed in Malari, Borno State by the insurgents.
SaharaReporters gathered that the troopers have been on patrol to clear some Boko Haram parts within the space following a reputable intelligence after they have been ambushed by the group.