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ISWAP claims killing 10 Nigerian soldiers, seizing cache of arms, ammunition in Rann

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The Islamic State of West Africa Province, ISWAP, otherwise known as Boko Haram, has claimed that its fighters killed 10 Nigerian soldiers after dislodging a military base in Rann, the administrative headquarters of Kala-Balge Local government Area of Borno State.

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ISWAP terrorists had attacked military locations in the town, known for bustling humanitarian activities, from different directions in large number on Monday.

In a terse statement obtained by DAILY NIGERIAN, the terrorist group said it killed 10 Nigerian soldiers and wounded many.

“With Allah’s grace, we have killed 10 Nigerian soldiers, wounded many, while the rest ran away in Rann, Borno State. The spoils of war we got three devices, many arms and ammunition.

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“We also burnt down their barracks, two tanks, and then safely returned to our base,” ISWAP said in the statement.

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DAILY NIGERIAN gathered that normalcy has returned to the town.

The theatre commander, Major General Christopher Musa, had reportedly mobilized more troops to the town to checkmate the fighters.

Military sources however said there were casualties on the side of the enemies.

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