Islamic State In Nigeria Documents Raid On Village, Desecration Of Church

March 21, 2021

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On March 19, 2021, the Islamic State (ISIS) West Africa Province (ISWAP) released[1] a set of images documenting a raid on the village of Katarko, near the city of Damataru in the Yobe Province in Nigeria, responsibility for which was claimed by the organization on March 16.[2] The claim of responsibility states that the organization's fighters burned down several government buildings, a church, an army barracks, and a Red Cross facility. The images also show the fighters burning and desecrating the altar of a church. On March 19, 2021, ISWAP also claimed an attack on a Nigerian Army position in the town of Damasak, in the Borno Province, stating that following the attack the fighters burned a Red Cross building and two vehicles of the organization.

The following images were released by ISWAP:


[1] Telegram, Al-Tamkin Media, March 19, 2021.

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