According to the news, IS uploaded images of barracks that were burnt down and the dead bodies of the soldiers killed.
A source from the Nigerian army who confirmed the attacked said the Barracks was invaded by the terrorist at about 5:45pm Friday.
The Terrorist was said to have overpowered the military in the base, burn down the barracks and fled before army called for reinforcement and air force support from the neighbouring Gubio town.
Fill concern about the collaboration of Islamic State and Boko Haram, in February, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff, promise that the Nigerian military would break the collaboration between the groups.
Buratai had said, "I am glad to note that we are making strides against the Islamic State West Africa or ISWA in our bid to unhinge the unholy union between them and remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists,”.
Boko Haram was in 2015 joined IS. Meanwhile, split with the group in 2016 over leadership disagreement.
In March, the IS lift off leadership of the ISWAP from Abu Mus’ab Al-barnawi, a faction of Boko Haram.
Ahmad Salkida, a journalist known to have access to the leadership of Boko Haram, confirmed that the new leader of the group was Abu Abdullah Ibn Umar Albarnawi.