The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the death of eight soldiers in Yobe, after an attack.
Why it matters:
- At least eight soldiers were killed in heavy fighting when Boko Haram raided a military camp and looted food from a village in Yobe.
- A civilian was also killed, while five persons sustained injuries in the tragic incident.
What ISIS said:
In a statement on Thursday, the militant group said its members organised the operation.
“The fighters took three four-wheel-drive vehicles and others mounted with rifles and heavy weaponry and various ammunition,” the statement said.
A resident of Sassawa village said, “The boys (insurgents) had a field day. After the attack, they forced many shops and stores open and carted food items away.”