Militants kill around 100 Nigerian soldiers in attack on army base: sources

The course of Nigeria's war against Islamist militants has turned against the government with reports that as many as 100 soldiers have been killed by an Islamic State offshoot since Sunday. Lucy Fielder reports.

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) – Militants killed around 100 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on an army base on Sunday, security sources said on Thursday, blaming Islamic State West Africa. The toll is among the highest since President Muhammadu Buhari came to power in 2015 and it could raise pressure on him ahead of an election […]

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