14 Nigerian troops killed in base attack: military
Militants linked to the Islamic State group killed 14 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on an army base near northeast Nigeria’s main city, military sources said yesterday. Fighters from the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) group had attacked the base in Jakana on Friday evening, firing machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades. “We lost 14 soldiers in the fight, including the commanding officer and another officer,” one source said. Several other soldiers were missing.