The ISIL fighters have taken responsibility for the killing of 11 Nigerian soldiers in an attack on the northeastern town of Gajiganna, this was confirmed by the group via its news agency AMAQ.
The armed group said on Saturday the attack on the soldiers took place in the town in northeastern Borno state on Friday. It published pictures of burned barracks and dead bodies it claimed belonged to the soldiers.
Three sources, including one hospital source, confirmed the attack to the Reuters news agency. The sources said the fighters stormed the town on a motorbike at roughly 6:30pm (17:30 GMT) and opened fire on residents and the military in sporadic shootings.