Marauding members of the Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) waylaid a procession of 40 trucks of food meant for Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State and hijacked four of them.
According to Daily Trust, the attack happened Thursday night around Layi village in Mobbar Local Government Area of the state.
The ambush came just 48 hours after terrorists undertook a heavy attack on Kuje Medium Security Prison in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) liberating at least 69 Boko Haram suspects and hundreds of others.
WikkiTimes recalls that the ISWAP claimed responsibility for the attack on Wednesday.
Top security sources who were informed about the food truck attack told Daily Trust Saturday that the food and nutritional products consignment was on its way to Damasak.
According to the source, it was part of the palliative by the World Food Program (WFP) for IDPs from Abadam and victims of the Boko Haram violence 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.
According to intelligence sources, the area has reported that ISWAP members in four trucks have been deployed to Kareto village in Mobbar Local Government Area.
WikkiTimes further gathered that the terrorists are now solidifying influence on major roads and strategic territories in the southern and northern parts of Borno state.