Exactly two week ago, some terrorists invaded Damboa town and
killed several people including the Commanding Officer of 195
Battalion, the Divisional Police Officer, DPO, 15 soldiers and six
In a fresh attack, unspecified number of people in Damboa Local Council of Borno State were feared dead when some gunmen suspected to be members of Boko Haram launched another attack on the area, yesterday.
During the attack, it was gathered that
many people sustained various degrees of injuries as the
insurgents burnt many houses, shops and public buildings.
A reliable source said, “this morning scores of people may have
been killed following another deadly attack on residents of
Damboa by Boko Haram gunmen who had a field day in the town.
Although, I also learnt that the arrival of Airforce fighter jet
assisted in repelling the attackers and many of the terrorists may
have lost their lives in the encounter”.
According to an official of the Nigeria Vigilante, who said he spoke
with some of this men in the village, the gunmen swooped on the
villagers at about 5am and began the massacre.
He said a handful of youth vigilante group, known as Civilian-JTF
and some few vigilante officials were available in Damboa to
compliment the effort of the security forces in protecting the people