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ISWAP Launches Attack On Security Forces In Borno Community

ISWAP has overrun a military base in Kawuri community of Konduga in Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terror group has carried out an attack on security forces in Kawuri community of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria, HumAngle can report. 

The Kawuri community is located in Konduga Local Government Area, about 37 kilometres southeast of Maiduguri, the state capital. 

Konduga is also situated close to the Sambisa forest, the traditional enclave of Boko Haram terror group known as the Jamā’ at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād.

The incursion of ISWAP into Sambisa changed the dynamics and threats faced by some areas in Southern and Central Borno. 

HumAngle understands that despite prior intelligence about the ISWAP’s muster, the attackers were able to carry out the raid between Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15, 2021, targeting the military, police, and civilian joint task force (CJTF)  in Kawuri.

Although Information on the attack is still sketchy, reports indicate that the group took some trucks belonging to the Nigerian Army and  police while it also destroyed a CJTF vehicle. 

In 2020, the Borno State Government said it had resettled 5,200 displaced persons, comprising 750 households in the Kawuri community.

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Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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