Over 30 soldiers of the Nigerian Army [NA] were shot dead after terrorists in the northern countryside of the embattled country concluded an ambush on Friday afternoon.
Deploying land mines, technical and machine-gun fire at close range, terrorists loyal to the outlawed Boko Haram branch of [Daesh: the Arabic acronym for the Takfiri ‘ISIS/ISIL' group] caught government soldiers completely off-guard in what ended up being a de facto massacre.
Graphic images were released by Amaq Agency, considered to be the Daesh's primary media outlet. The Daesh-tied outlet did however not specify where exactly the above ambush took place.
Boko Haram, a terrorist group which pledged allegiance to Daesh leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi, has been deadlocked in clashes with a UN-backed coalition of African states [Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger] that was formed in March 2015.
Boko Haram also outlived other terrorist groups in northern Nigeria, and has built a presence in neighboring states where it has carried out attacks and has recruited fighters.
It has a force of thousands of men and cells that specialize in bombings. Through its raids on military bases and banks, the terror group gained control of vast amounts of weapons and money.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team