09/05/2020 Nigeria (International Christian Concern) – Boko Haram’s ISWAP faction has yet again killed more than a dozen soldiers of the Nigerian army and have overrun a military position. In the first of the two separate attacks, fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) attacked and overran a military position in Magumeri on Tuesday, September 1. During this attack, the insurgents used trucks loaded with heavy machine guns to kill at least 10 soldiers who were located at the post.
The second attack then took place in Garin Giwa Village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State. This attack was conducted as a patrol of Nigerian soldiers was driving along the road. The troops were then ambushed by the insurgents. Another 10 soldiers were killed in this attack which took place on Wednesday, August 2. The terrorists were also able to steal several armored gun trucks from the troops that they had just attacked. This means more weapons and ammunition have made it into the hands of the terrorist group.
This attack comes after the latest claims by the Nigerian government that Boko Haram has been defeated or reduced in capability. Clearly these attack on military positions, shows that the group continues to have strong capabilities. This means that the people of Borno State are still very much in danger of attacks by the hateful group. Please continue to pray for an end of Boko Haram and their destructive ways.