Military sources said on Monday that four Nigerian soldiers had been killed in an attack by jihadists in northeastern Nigeria near the border with Cameroon.
Fighters in trucks loaded with Islamic State (ISW) machine guns in West Africa attempted to attack the base in Bangui, in the state of Borno, the epicenter of the jihadi insurgency.
“We lost four people in a fierce battle that lasted more than an hour.”An unnamed military official told AFP.
The intervention of air units is necessary to prevent an attack, during which time “20 jihadists neutral”, He added.
Another soldier confirmed the attack and gave a similar estimate, noting that ten guns had been recovered.
Bangi, 130 km southeast of Maiduguri, the state capital of Borneo, is home to more than 45,000 people displaced by violence.
The jihadi uprising in the most populous country in Africa began in 2009 with the attacks of the Boko Haram group, which later emerged from the secession of Isab from Boko Haram, which became the country’s dominant armed group. In the region.
Boko Haram confirmed the death of its historical leader, Abu Bakr Sheka, in its fight against Iswaab in mid-June.
The conflict in Nigeria has claimed nearly 36,000 lives and displaced two million people. It also extends to neighboring Niger, Chad and Cameroon.