Many missing as Boko Haram retakes Borno LG

Boko Haram terrorists have retaken Damasak, the
Headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area,
LGA, of Borno State after reportedly dislodging the
Nigerian security forces.
Damasak, a border town with Niger Republic is
about 160kilometres, north from Maiduguri, the
state capital which had suffered several attacks
from the terror groups.
Also, unconfirmed report claimed a United Nations
Helicopter was shot at by terrorists in the axis.
Sources informed that the insurgents stormed the
Damasak Sunday evening in a convoy of gun trucks
loaded with Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs,
and Rocket Propelled Grenades used to overwhelm
troops at their Base before taking control of the
town, as hundreds of residents were trapped and
others fled for safety.
This came as residents of Khadamari village in
Jere LGA of the state had a sleepless night
following Boko Haram attacks to loot foodstuff and
livestock.Another unconfirmed reports indicated that scores
of insurgents were neutralized, some security
agencies civilians were said to have lost their lives
and scores missing in the Damasak invasion.
A security source had yesterday indicated that:
“There is a signal that Boko Haram terrorists are
gaining control and maintaining presence in
Damasak town after attack on the military
formation in the town.
“It is most likely they will target the United Nations
(UN) humanitarian hub if they are not urgently
checked by the military. The incident may affect
helicopter service to the town tomorrow (today).
Recall that the spiritual leader of the Boko Haram
terror group, Abubakar Shekau had through an
audio message recently, threatened more attacks.
Efforts to get confirmation from the Police Public
Relations Officer, DSP Edet Okon proved abortive
at press time.

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