Some residents of Damasak, Headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State have been missing after Boko Haram terrorists took over the town and reportedly dislodged the Nigerian military in the area.
It was learned 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.
An unconfirmed report 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 said that: “There is a signal that Boko Haram terrorists are gaining control and maintaining presence in Damasak town after the 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 the helicopter service to the town tomorrow (today).”
Also, this news platform gathered that a United Nations Helicopter was shot at by terrorists in the axis.
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.