On May 8, ISIS announced that its terrorists had ambushed a convoy of the Nigerian Armed Forces (NAF) in the northeastern Nigerian province of Borno.
The convoy was ambushed on the highway linking Maiduguri, the capital of Borno, and the town of Damboa. ISIS’ news agency, Amaq, claimed that several Nigerian service members were killed or injured in the ambush.
Amaq released photos of two pick-ups armed with machine guns and a truck, which were captured by ISIS terrorists in the course of the ambush.
The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), formerly known as Boko Haram, is active in Nigeria as well as in Chad, Niger and Cameroon. Boko Haram, which was founded in 2002, was among the first Jihadi groups to join ISIS.
Nigerian government forces dealt a major blow to the terrorist group in the last few years. However, the group’s cells are still farily active in Borno, especially in the area bordering Lake Chad.