Many Fared Killed as army, ISWAP jihadists clashes in Borno state: sources

The Multinational Military Joint Task Force comprising the armies of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Benin republic fiercely engaged the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), factional Boko Haram terrorists in a gun battle which was reported to have left many casualties on both sides.

Fierce clashes between a regional force and IS-affiliated fighters in northeast Nigeria left 25 soldiers and at least 40 jihadists dead, two military sources and a militia leader said Thursday.

Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group launched a dawn attack on Monday against a base near the town of Baga on Lake Chad, setting off fierce gun battles that killed 20 Nigerian and five Chadian troops, the sources said, according to AFP.

Nigeria is battling insecurity in many fronts, Boko Haram, Banditry, Kidnapping and Fulani trespasses which have claimed more lives than ever in the history of the country in exception of the civil war.

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