Thousands Flee As Terrorists Kill More Than 100 Soldiers In Northeast Nigeria
Aid agencies working in northeast of Nigeria say armed groups have killed more than 100 soldiers and seized a huge stock of weapons in clashes in northeast Nigeria since December 26.
According to a report by a group of aid agencies released on Friday, attacks had intensified over the past few weeks and forced thousands of people to flee to safer areas in Nigeria and over the border to neighbouring Chad.
They have mostly been carried out by an Islamic State-allied faction of militant group Boko Haram.
The report by the Global Protection Cluster in Chad, a group of aid agencies led by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, said: “Raids against the Nigerian army have killed more than 100 Nigerian soldiers. According to the information available, the armed groups captured a huge stock of weapons.”
The report said attacks in the Baga-Kawa area of northeast Nigeria on December 26 caused more than 6,357 people to flee east into Chad and some 20,000 others to flee to safety within Nigeria.
Last month, ISWA seized the town of Baga, where a multi-national force formed by Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger to fight the militants is based. The Nigerian army later regained Baga and said it had given ISWA a “bloody nose”.
The Nigerian Army has yet to officially react to this report.
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