More than 40 people have been killed since Sunday in two attacks on villages by armed men in northwestern Nigeria, where a military base was also attacked by suspected militants, local officials said on Monday.
Kaduna Security Officer Samuel Aruwan said in a statement that ” Unknown people attacked in Madmai village of Kaura district to specify that “34 residents were killed and seven were injured in the attack.”
Troops were dispatched to the scene of the attack, where they came under fire, before the attackers were forced to withdraw after heavy fire. Mr. Aruvan continued.
“In retaliation” for this attack, as well as another in which one person was killed in Jankasa village, “eight people were killed, six were injured and several houses were destroyed by unknown people in Kasare village, According to one Mr. Aruvan’s new statement was issued on Monday evening.
The Nigerian military also confirmed on Monday that suspected fighters and criminals of the Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) group stormed one of their bases in the country, Burkusuma camp, on Sunday. Country.
Military spokesman Benjamin Sawyer said in a statement that ” The troops successfully repulsed the attack by suspected terrorists of the Iswap group and the bandits.
“Many Iswap fighters were eliminated, and others survived but were injured to varying degrees Mr Sawyer commented that “A certain number of victims were recorded within our troops”.