The militant group, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), formerly recognized as Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād as attacked the Nigerian Army base at 156 Battalion in Mainok area, Borno State.
According to Sahara reporters, over 30 soldiers were immediately killed as two explosive-laden vehicles bumped into a military convoy in Wulgo.
Gunmen appeared in different groups and could not be numbered, 30 Nigerian soldiers were slaughtered while others fled into the bush.
Reports online also revealed that the insurgent groups attacked the Nigerian army tanker and some buildings in the military base by setting them ablaze.
“The military super camp in Borno was attacked today by Boko Haram members with our men putting up a strong fight to defend base and ward off the insurgents.
“But despite their gallant efforts, the soldiers were overwhelmed because they could not withstand the superior firepower of the terrorists. So far, we have recovered over 30 bodies of dead soldiers,” a source told SaharaReporters.
Although the Nigerian army has often asserted that the terrorist group had been rootly defeated and frequently underplays any losses.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian soldiers have been heavily preyed on by the insurgents, who usually lay ambush on their path.
The suicide bombers were noted as Abu Bakr al-Siddiq and Bana Jundullah.