Jihadists kill five soldiers in Nigeria's northeast

Thu May 14th, 2020 - Borno

ISWAP PHOTO: AFP/ Getty images

Jihadists have killed five soldiers in an attack on a military outpost in restive northeast Nigeria, army sources said Thursday.

Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in several trucks opened fire on troops at a checkpoint outside the town of Mainok in Borno state on Wednesday, they said.

“We lost five soldiers in the surprise attack on the checkpoint,” a military officer, who did not want to be named, told AFP.




source: Guardian