IS Nigeria kill claim


Islamic State (IS) killed 10 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on Magumeri, the group claimed via its news agency AMAQ.

The jihadist organisation said the attack was in the town in north-eastern Borno state on Friday. It published pictures of burned barracks and dead bodies it claimed were the soldiers.

Several sources in Nigeria, including a military source, confirmed the claim. They said fighters stormed the town, overran military personnel and raided local shops.

Fighters fled after air force support and reinforcements from a battalion in Gubio, a neighbouring town, were called in.

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) carried out a string of attacks in Nigeria in recent months.

The group split in 2016 from Nigeria-based Boko Haram, which has waged a decade-long insurgency in north-east Nigeria that killed some 30,000 people and displaced a further two million.