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Residents Flee As Nigerian Army Exchanges Fire With Boko Haram In Damboa, Borno State

Residents Flee As Nigerian Army Exchanges Fire With Boko Haram In Damboa, Borno State 1

The Nigerian Army are currently repelling the attack of Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa, headquarters of a local government area in Borno State.

The insurgents were said to have came in large numbers around 6:30 am on Wednesday and started shooting sporadically, forcing residents to flee for safety.

One of the residents said for over an hour troops from the army’s 25 task force brigade in Damboa have been exchanging gunfire with the insurgents.

“They came in plenty of hilux trucks. We saw about 20 before we started running towards the bush,” one of the fleeing residents told TheCable.

“They came in two batches. One came in through the north Sambisa and the other from Alagaruno.

“Soldiers from the 25 task force came in about 30 minutes and right now, over an hour, they are still exchanging gunshots with the insurgents.”

The attack comes a day after the insurgents attacked Bwalakila, a neighbouring village in Chibok local government area.

A resident of the village said that the insurgents were repelled by troops of the 117 task force battalion in Chibok, but that they had already stolen tons of food items from the villagers.

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