The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents in multiple vehicles on Tuesday, Jan. 10, destroyed parts of the Nigerian Army Institute during an attack on Buratai town in Nigeria’s northeastern Borno State.
HumAngle learnt that a yet-to-be-ascertained number of people were killed. Several vehicles were also destroyed alongside sections of the Nigerian Army Institute.
The Institute for War and Peace in Buratai, Biu Local Government Area (LGA) of Southern Borno was inaugurated in 2020 by State Governor, Babagana Zulum, and the former Army Chief, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai. Buratai town is about 30km from Biu, the headquarters of the LGA.
Initially donated in 2015 as a museum for relics of war and insurgency, the institute was upgraded in 2019 and transformed into an institute with six centres, including research, documentation, counter-terrorism and insurgency, cyber security, strategic communication, museum, and archives.
Similarly, on Monday, Nigerian troops recovered at least one gun truck and several weapons after an encounter with ISWAP insurgents in Kawuri area of Konduga Local Government.
The over a decade long conflict in Northeastern Nigeria and the Lake Chad basin has killed thousands of people and displaced over 2 million people.
Support Our Journalism
There are millions of ordinary people affected by conflict in Africa whose stories are missing in the mainstream media. HumAngle is determined to tell those challenging and under-reported stories, hoping that the people impacted by these conflicts will find the safety and security they deserve.
To ensure that we continue to provide public service coverage, we have a small favour to ask you. We want you to be part of our journalistic endeavour by contributing a token to us.
Your donation will further promote a robust, free, and independent media.Donate Here