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ISWAP fighters ‘outgun’ troops, kill 10, take one hostage in Borno

By: dayan (M) |Time : December 09, 2020, 05:59:36 PM
Ten troops were killed and one was taken hostage in clashes with IS-linked jihadists in Borno state, according to two security sources.

Clashes erupted on Monday when a team of soldiers stormed a camp of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Alagarno village in Damboa district.

“We lost 10 soldiers in the fight and one was taken by the terrorists,” a security source told AFP on Tuesday.

The hostage was seized while fleeing to safety after the troops were outgunned, he said.

“It was an intense battle and the terrorists also suffered casualties but they were able to overwhelm the soldiers,” said a second security source who confirmed the toll.

The insurgents seized four vehicles, including a truck and an armoured vehicle, the second source said.

Both sources asked not to be identified.

Alagarno, which lies 150 kilometres (90 miles) from regional capital Maiduguri, is a stronghold of ISWAP, which split from the Boko Haram jihadist group in 2016 and rose to become a dominant force.

ISWAP has increasingly been attacking civilians, killing and abducting people on highways as well as raiding villages for food supplies.

On Tuesday, ISWAP said its fighters killed seven soldiers while repelling an attack in Alagarno forest.

“Clashes took place with a variety of weapons, which led to the killing of seven elements and taking an eighth prisoner,” the group said in a statement, according to SITE Intelligence, which monitors jihadist activities worldwide.

The insurgents seized “an array of weapons” and vehicles, the statement said.

ISWAP claimed it killed four Nigerian troops on the same day in a separate attack near the town of Gamboru close to the border with Cameroon.

AFP could not independently verify the claim.

At least 36,000 people have been killed and around two million displaced from their homes since the start of the conflict 11 years ago.

The violence has spread to neighbouring Chad, Niger and Cameroon, prompting a regional military coalition to fight the militant groups.

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Re: ISWAP fighters ‘outgun’ troops, kill 10, take one hostage in Borno

By: dayan (M) |Time : December 09, 2020, 06:14:14 PM
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“We lost 10 soldiers in the fight and one was taken by the terrorists,” a security source told AFP on Tuesday.

The hostage was seized while fleeing to safety after the troops were outgunned, he said.

“It was an intense battle and the terrorists also suffered casualties but they were able to overwhelm the soldiers,” said a second security source who confirmed the toll.

The insurgents seized four vehicles, including a truck and an armoured vehicle, the second source said.

Both sources asked not to be identified.

I could have posted this in the military section, but I'm convinced that the problem is POLITICAL.

In my book, Islamic terrorism in Nigeria is a product of bad political calculus by Northern Nigeria elements since Nigeria's very founding.

How can a country like Nigeria be suffering these kinds of casualties in the hands of an irregular rag tag army of jihadists?

I feel so sad that this army that I place so much hope on to keep me safe is being rubbished anyhow by these jihadists, and I would NEVER be convinced that the Nigerian army cannot deliver decisive victory, PERMANENT victory over these terrorists.

The question then is why is Nigeria failing to deliver such decisive victory?

Not long ago, the Chadian President led his army to essentially flush out the same terrorists from Chad.
He was at the battlefields proper, and took pictures there!

Why can't Nigeria's president and military leaders do the same?

Why can't we win this war once and for all?

As an Eastern Nigerian (Biafran if you like), I could just ignore this, but I'm still a NIGERIAN at least till it disintegrates (if ever).
I am convinced that a Biafra country would win this type of things decisively using locally made weapons and resources. We are Nigerians (and I'm hoping it stays that way), but this country is shaming all of us!
Damn!  >:(

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