After Askira disaster, NA deals with ISWAP in Damboa

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After Askira disaster, NA deals with ISWAP in Damboa

Troops of the Nigerian Army early Friday morning reportedly engaged insurgents of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), in Damboa Local Government Area in Borno State, forcing them to retreat.

According to reports, the insurgents laid siege in the area around 5:35 am, setting houses and public property ablaze.

The attackers could not stay up to 30 minutes, says Daily Trust, quoting a security source The attackers could not stay up to 30 minutes, Daily Trust quoting a security source.

“I can confirm to you that Boko Haram insurgents made an attempt this morning but it was not successful, the troops on the ground in Damboa town thwarted it immediately,” the source said.

A member of Civilians Joint Task Force (JTF) said that some locals sustained gunshot injuries at Kala, a suburb village near Damboa town, as stated by the medium.

“At least eight persons sustained gunshots wounds at Kala village near Damboa town.

“The troops did a great job and as we speak now, there is jubilation in Damboa now,” the source said.

This is the third attack on Damboa in a month, the recent was barely one week where an army general and three other officers were killed in Chibok/Askira Uba in southern Borno in an ambush.

After Askira disaster, NA deals with ISWAP in Damboa

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