Ten civilians have been confirmed killed in Tuesday night’s attack on Damasak, the headquarters of the Mobbar Local Government of Borno State.
This is according to the Chairman of the Local Government, Mustapha Bako Kolo.
An unspecified number of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were also injured during the attack, according to Kolo.
Although sources say fighters of the Islamic State West Africa Province met stiff resistance from the Nigerian Army who were supported by the Airforce, the encounter left many civilians injured.
According to sources, the terror group stormed the area in over a dozen gun trucks and could be seen heading towards the Army base in Damasak, as residents were forced to flee for safety.
Last night’s attack on Damasak is the second within the week.
The insurgents had shared a video of their weekend attack on Damasak town during which they burnt UN buildings and food storehouses.
As of the time of filing this report, an official statement from the military was yet to be released.