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Nigerian Army Repel ISWAP Attack On Military Base In Borno

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The Nigerian Army has repelled an attack by the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo disclosed this in Maiduguri on Friday.

Eyitayo said that a number of the terrorists on 10 gun trucks and one phantom MRAP attempted to attack Damboa Super Camp of the Nigerian Army.

He said that as they approached, the troops swiftly repelled the attack and forced the terrorists to withdraw in disarray through Sandia village.

The GOC said total normalcy has been restored in the town, as people were going about their normal activities, while exploitation was still ongoing by the Air Task Force to mop up the fleeing terrorists.

Eyitayo added that the troops are right now driving around Damboa town for a show of force to boost the confidence of the locals.

Meanwhile, the United States Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, has reacted to the report released by the Lagos Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and Other Matters.

Naija News had earlier reported that the panel on Monday submitted the report to the state government indicting the military and the Nigerian police force.

The development has seen human rights activists, the international community and several others call on the federal government to act on the report of the Lagos State panel.

Speaking during a press briefing on Thursday, Bliken applauded the findings of the judicial panel and asked the Nigerian government to be accountable.

He also asked the government to address the salient issues raised in the report and also implement the recommendations in the document.

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