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Villagers Flee As ISWAP Fighters Attack Borno Village, Kill Two Policemen

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ISWAP Attacks Borno Again, Set Houses On Fire

Suspected Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, on Thursday, attacked Damboa community in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Naija News reports that the insurgents stormed the village around 5: 34pm, attacked a mobile police base in the town and killed two mobile policemen (MOPOL) on duty.

According to an aid worker, the ISWAP fighters invaded the community on utility vehicles and started shooting sporadically at residents who fled their homes into bushes for safety.

The worker added that hundreds of people are in the bushes and are scared to return to their homes following the heavy gunshots.

According to the source, the attack by the insurgents is the second in two weeks.

“Hundreds of people are in the bushes as we speak now, the heavy gunshots were scary and there was a state of confusion in the town as women and children were crying.

“They entered into the town but some policemen said they voluntary left after about an hour of gunfire. We are safe now, the situation is calm as of 7:45 pm except for one or two shootings by the military,” the source said.

A military source told Daily Trust that the insurgents invaded the town with several Anti-Aircraft guns (AA) and other military hardware.

They came with several AA guns mounted on utility vehicles, shooting heavily and attacked the Mopol base but unfortunately they overpowered the police before entering into the town.

“I can confidently tell you that they didn’t attack the troops from the Nigerian Army’s 25 Taskforce Brigade in Damboa.” the source added.

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