On April 18, ISIS terrorists launched a large-scale attack on a major base of the Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) in the northeastern state of Borno.
The terrorists stormed the base, which is located in the town of Dikwa, following clashes with the NAF. Nigerian service members withdrew from the base leaving behind their equipment and weapons.
According to the Amaq news agency, ISIS fighters burned the camp as well as a pickup truck, an artillery piece and four armored vehicles. The fighters also seized three vehicles and loads of weapons.
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Earlier this month, ISIS terrorists stormed a similar base near the town of Camuya in Borno. The NAF sustained heavy losses in the attack. Ten Nigerian service members were allegedly killed or wounded.
The situation in Borno is worsening, especially in the areas bordering Lake Chad. So far, the NAF efforts have failed to crop the growing influence of ISIS in the state.
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