Reports say at least 17 people, including a soldier and an aide, have been killed in new attacks on the Islamic State in western Africa (ISWAF) in northeastern Nigeria.
Hundreds of ISIS militants attacked the city of Ron on the border with Cameroon on Monday, driving Nigerian troops out of their base and occupying the city for several hours. The attack caused a massive exodus of people to Cameroon before the army regained control of the city with the support of the aircraft.
Among the victims was a soldier and a local volunteer from a foreign agency
After the death of Boko Haram leader Abu Bakr Shekhaw in a clash between two rival groups in May, Ishwab, who was born to split with the jihadi group Boko Haram, strengthened his control over the region. Serious gunmen “At 1.30am (12.30 GMT) a locust swarmed in and drowned the soldiers who had to leave their base.Said an anti-jihadist militant leader in the city. “Eleven insurgents were killed in the attack“, This source was added anonymously.
The jihadists stole weapons before setting fire to buildings and vehicles, the militia leader said, whose statements were confirmed by another militant in the city. The United Nations security forces said the dead included a soldier from a foreign aid agency and a local volunteer. The Nigerian army confirmed the attack, saying its troops had returned to their base and had restored order after the initial sinking.
Two sources inside the militants said that on Monday, jihadists attacked the nearby town of Aziri, killing six residents. The 35,000 displaced people who escaped the jihadist insurgency were repeatedly targeted by Ron, Iswab and Boko Haram. In May, Iswap attacked the city, killing 35 people, including five soldiers and 15 militants. The uprising, which lasted 12 years, spread to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon, killing at least 40,000 people and displacing two million people.