15 soldiers have reportedly been killed following an ambush launched on a military convoy by Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction of Boko Haram.
AFP reported that military sources said the incident occurred near Gudumbali in the Lake Chad region on Thursday March 11. It was also alleged that 13 government fighters, including 10 troops were wounded in the ambush.
A source said;“We lost 15 soldiers and four civilian JTF (militia) in the terrorists’ ambush in the forest near Gudumbali.”
Another military source who gave the same toll, said the 10-vehicle convoy was on its way to Gudumbali from the town of Kukawa in Borno for a military operation against the insurgents when it came under fire.
SITE jihadist monitoring agency also reported that on Saturday March 13, ISWAP issued a statement claiming responsibility for the ambush.