Nigeria: ISWAP Attacks Military Convoy At Kwayamti Village In Borno

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A military convoy was ambushed by Islamic State West Africa Province in Kwayamti village, about 15 kilometres from Gajiram, Nganzai Local Government Area.

Dandal Kura Radio has learned that the attack on troops in Gajiram, near Borno state capital Maiduguri, resulted in five casualties.

Four soldiers and a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force, the insurgents also seized military equipment during the attack.

ISWAP has stepped up guerilla-style attacks on military and civilian convoys despite the ongoing Nigerian Army operation fireball, a subsidiary of the Counterinsurgency operation Lafiya Dole.

Dandal Kura Radio has learned that the establishment of Super camps has shifted the focus of attacks by ISWAP on vulnerable military patrols on routine logistics and clearance operations.

This situation is exacerbated by insufficient armoured vehicles and situational awareness capabilities for troops moving through ISWAP areas of influence outside Garrison towns, said a source familiar the military operations in the region.

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