BREAKING: ISWAP currently attacking Borno town

The military are currently engaging insurgents of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Auno village of Borno State, north-east Nigeria.

POLITICS NIGERIA learnt that the terrorists invaded Auno, but Nigerian security forces are repelling their attack.

Northern Nigeria region continues to face multiple challenges posed by insurgents.

ISWAP, a splinter of Boko Haram, is growing in power and influence. From its territorial base on the banks and islands of Lake Chad, this jihadist group is waging a guerrilla war across north-eastern Nigeria and elsewhere on the lake’s periphery. By filling gaps in governance and service delivery, it has cultivated a level of support among local civilians that Boko Haram never enjoyed and has turned neglected communities in the area and islands in Lake Chad into a source of economic support.

Efforts by this reporter to get comments on the Auno attack from Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director Army Public Relations, was unsuccessful.

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