Gunmen suspected to be Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters – a faction of Boko Haram – on Wednesday attacked a military formation in the southern part of Borno state.
According to security source, the deadly group stormed the remote town of Damboa at about 10:30am, with dozens of gun trucks.
The incident threw the town into confusion as residents and displaced persons ran for their lives.
According to the source, airpower was deployed to assist the ground troops and local volunteers.
“I can confirm to you that these boys(ISWAP) are currently attacking state forces in Damboa town. Airpower has been activated to support the troops. Everything is under control” the security source told Daily Trust