Enhanced security after the attack that killed at least 10 Nigerian soldiers and wounded 9 others Wednesday in the Damboa district of Borno State in eastern Nigeria.
Twelve other soldiers were missing after the attack claimed by fighters loyal to the Islamic State group who claim to have killed 22 soldiers.
« My members went with soldiers in the Nuchima area for an attack. Upon arrival, they were ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists. Thank goodness we succeeded, but they also attacked us and killed some of our security guards, and so far I have seen two of my members. « Chiroma Kasim said, Damboa’s combined multinational special forces.
« No conflict of this nature, anywhere in the world, has been solved solely by military means »
According to military sources, militants burned five military vehicles and carried a van and six machine guns.
Attacks on jihadist faction troops have taken a break in recent weeks as the army has stepped up its operations against the fighters.
According to security sources, jihadists were forced to flee to Cameroon and Chad or to hide in camps on several islands of Lake Chad.
On Tuesday, Mai Mala Buni, the governor of Yobe, one of Nigeria’s three northeastern states plagued by jihadist conflict, called for a dialogue with fighters to help end the violence.