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Nigerian Military Bans Traffic On Damaturu Road



The Nigerian Army has blocked traffic on the Damaturu-Damboa-Biu road following an attack by ISWAP / Boko Haram militants on a military base in Kumuya, Yobe State.

Naija News had earlier reported that the terrorists attacked when troops stationed in Buni Gari went on patrol.

Terrorists with the help of intelligence infiltrated the Kumuya area, attacking villages and military bases and destroying some security equipment.

Reports say the terrorists used heavy weapons to destroy military equipment as well as patrolling the community to prevent the army from re-strengthening itself.

However, the ground troops came and fought them. Eventually, the combined force of the Nigerian army repulsed the attackers.

Although there were reports that part of a military base in Kumuya was burnt during the attack, PRNigeria which broke the news could not confirm the number of soldiers killed.

Meanwhile, The United Nations (UN) has announced that it will temporarily suspend its humanitarian operations in Dikwa and Damasak in Borno state following consistent Boko Haram attacks in those areas.

Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement to newsmen on Saturday by the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon.