In Borno State today, the ISWAP group had a Military Base in a town named Askira. The farmer in the community have said that they have seen the armed terrorists in a vehicle riding down the town.
The people at the community said they have called the security officials for help while some have took to Facebook to ask the Nigerian Air Force for help.
As of the time of this post, The gunfire have started around 2 hours ago. The Deputy Speaker of the state Engr Abdullahi Musa Askira, have confirmed this story saying that;
My people told me that the insurgents came with about 16 gun trucks and there is confusion in the whole town now.
A member of civilians JTF, Yakubu Luka, said immediately the attackers stormed the town, they went to the military base.
We are expecting a reinforcement from the nearby community, as I am speaking with you heavy gunfire is ongoing.
We are appealing to the authorities to send fighter jets to support the ground soldiers. We are outnumbered; we only have five gun trucks with us.Yakubu Luka Stated.
ISWAP stands for Islamic State of West Africa Province and also the Islamic States have claimed bomb blast attack in Afghanistan.