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ISWAP Intercepts Food Meant For IDPs In Borno, Loots 4 Trucks

Four of the 40 trucks of food intended for internally displaced people (IDPs) and resettled communities in Borno were intercepted by members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to Daily Trust.

The incident took place Thursday night near Layi village in the state’s Mobbar Local Government Area, just 48 hours after terrorists severely attacked the Kuje Medium Security Prison in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), releasing hundreds of people, including at least 69 Boko Haram detainees. The incident was attributed to the ISWAP on Wednesday.

The cargo of food and nutritional supplies was headed for Damasak, according to top security sources who have been briefed on the Borno attack and who spoke to Daily Trust on Saturday.

READ MORE: Buhari Visits Kuje Prison After Attack

It was a component of the World Food Program’s (WFP) palliative for Abadam IDPs and Boko Haram violence victims returning to their homes in Mobbar.

“The attackers were in four gun trucks. After heavy attacks on the convoy, they succeeded in intercepting four of the vehicles and emptied nearly everything from the vehicles,” the source said.

Additionally, it was learned that the jihadists are now firmly entrenching their grip over important thoroughfares and key locations in Borno’s southern and northern regions.

ISWAP members have reportedly been sent to Kareto hamlet in Mobbar Local Government Area in four vehicles, according to local intelligence sources.

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Four of the 40 trucks of food intended for internally displaced people (IDPs) and resettled communities in Borno were intercepted by members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP), according to Daily Trust.

The incident took place Thursday night near Layi village in the state’s Mobbar Local Government Area, just 48 hours after terrorists severely attacked the Kuje Medium Security Prison in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), releasing hundreds of people, including at least 69 Boko Haram detainees. The incident was attributed to the ISWAP on Wednesday.

The cargo of food and nutritional supplies was headed for Damasak, according to top security sources who have been briefed on the Borno attack and who spoke to Daily Trust on Saturday.

READ MORE: Buhari Visits Kuje Prison After Attack

It was a component of the World Food Program’s (WFP) palliative for Abadam IDPs and Boko Haram violence victims returning to their homes in Mobbar.

“The attackers were in four gun trucks. After heavy attacks on the convoy, they succeeded in intercepting four of the vehicles and emptied nearly everything from the vehicles,” the source said.

Additionally, it was learned that the jihadists are now firmly entrenching their grip over important thoroughfares and key locations in Borno’s southern and northern regions.

ISWAP members have reportedly been sent to Kareto hamlet in Mobbar Local Government Area in four vehicles, according to local intelligence sources.

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