Nigerian troops on Sunday, reportedly foiled an attempt by terrorists loyal to Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), to steal weapons from a military super camp in Dikwa town, Borno State.
Daily Trust quoted sources as saying that the attackers stormed Dikwa from different fronts, but were resisted by troops who were alerted of the impending attack.
“This is the third time the terrorists were attacking Dikwa in less than two months,” one of the source said.
“The invaders are hungry for military hardware and therefore raiding military formations.
“They are not after territorial conquests but arms and ammunition. They also attack towns and villages for food; but as you can see, wherever they succeed they simply move on.
“They see Dikwa as strategic because of the Super Camp there. Remember they attacked the place two times few weeks ago after their encounter with our troops in Marte…I don’t know the situation now but the fight is ongoing.”
The newspaper said another source revealed that the terrorists had on April 16, attacked another military formation in Kamuya, few kilometres to Biu in the state and stole some high calibre weapons.
“It was a terrible encounter in Kamuya because they stole high profile weapons after killing some troops.
“The place is not far from Buratai town…The terrorists were also killed but the truth is that they took away some high calibre weapons and set others ablaze… The gory pictures are there,” the source was quoted to have said.