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Nigerian Troops Take On Boko Haram, ISWAP In Gwoza, Ngala

On Monday evening Nigerian military pushed back attacks from Boko Haram and ISWAP in Borno State.

The Nigerian military has pushed back attacks by Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP) and Boko Haram terrorists on Monday, April 26 targeting Wulgo and Gwoza in Borno State, Northeastern Nigeria.

ISWAP broke away from Abubakar Shekau led Boko Haram in 2016.

Local sources told HumAngle that Nigerian troops were engaged in fierce clashes with ISWAP in Wulgo town in Ngala Local Government Area located in the central part of Borno State. The town is adjacent to the border with Cameroon.

Similarly, troops in the garrison town of Gwoza in southern Borno have beaten back an incursion by Boko Haram insurgents.

Between 2014 and  2015, Gwoza town served as the headquarters of Boko Haram, but the military re-took Gwoza town in March 2015, enabling displaced locals to gradually return.

According to Doctors without borders, Gwoza is home to 60,000 people, many of whom were displaced from their homes by the conflict.

More than 37,000 people have been killed, and millions have been displaced by the Boko Haram conflict, according to the Council on Foreign Relations’ security tracker.

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Murtala Abdullahi

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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  1. Yes I was in gwoza today bokoharam come stronger before they were overpowered by Nigerian soldiers and pushed them back out the gwoza,fighting lasted nearly two hours.

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