One week after Islamic State claimed responsibility for the death of 10 soldiers in Borno state, the group says it has carried out yet another attack in the north-eastern state.
The group disclosed this via Amaq, its news agency, on Saturday.
According to the information, the insurgent group struck at a barracks in Gajiganna local government area of Borno state, killing 11 soldiers and leaving many injured.
It released pictures of burnt barracks and dead bodies which it claimed were those of soldiers.
Although the army is yet to comment on the attack, an official of the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital(UMTH) said some of the persons involved in the attack are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
“We have been attending to the victims of the unfortunate attack from Gajiganna and they are responding to treatment,” said the official who craved anonymity because he was not authorised to speak.