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Boko Haram claims killing of another 11 soldiers in Borno



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A faction of Boko Haram with affiliation to the Islamic State has claimed killing another 11 Nigerian soldiers in the troubled state of Borno, North East of Nigeria.

The group, Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP), made the claim through Amaq, its news agency, on Saturday, showing as evidence, pictures of burnt barracks and dead bodies which it claimed were those of soldiers.

It was gathered that the terrorists group attacked a barrack in Gajiganna Local Government Area of Borno State, where it allegedly killed the 11 soldiers and left many injured.

The development is coming a week after ISWAP claimed responsibility for the death of 10 soldiers in the same state.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army is yet to confirm, or deny if the claim by the insurgent group is true.

Since its split from Abubakar Shekau led Boko Haram in 2016 over leadership issues, ISWAP is believed to have been the ones always attacking barracks in the North East, losing sometimes and at some time allegedly killings soldiers and making away with military weapons and equipments.

READ ALSO: Seven Boko Haram terrorists killed in Borno

The group had in March replaced its former leader, Abu Mus’ab Al-barnawi  with Abu Abdullah Ibn Umar Albarnawi, according to Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the operations of the insurgent group.

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