- Terrorists have continued to lay siege in various communities in Borno state and the northeast region of the country
- The terrorists have in the past days launched attacks in three communities in the state killing a general and some officers of the Nigerian military
- This recent attack by the military was repelled with some of the terrorists killed after they succeeded in razing houses in Damboa town
In a recent severe attack, terrorists of the Islamic State West Africa Province on Thursday, November 18, invaded the Damboa, the southern area of Borno state.
The attack which is the third one in a month comes barely six days after a general and three other officers of the Nigerian army in Chibok/Askira Uba in southern Borno, Damboa, another neighbouring Local Government Areas.
Punch reports that details available show that the terrorists invaded the town at about 5.30 am on Friday, November 19.
The terrorists were said to have set houses and other property in the community ablaze before leaving.
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According to witnesses, no lives were lost during the attack despite their fierce battle to displace residents of the community.
It is also important to note that Damboa is a community close to Sambisa and has constantly been a target of several attacks by the ISWAP terrorists.
HumAngle reports that troops of the Nigerian Army on Friday, November 19, pushed back the attack by members of ISWAP in Damboa.
The town has close proximity to the dreaded Alagarno and Sambisa forest general areas where insurgents operate.
However, the military's resistance towards the attack by the terrorists led to the death of several members of the group.
The group members were said to have subsequently withdrawn from the town following the assault by the Nigerian Military.
Nigerian military loses general, officers in ISWAP attack
Legit.ng previously reported that troops of the Nigerian Army dealt an offensive on ISWAP terrorists in Askira Uba LGA, Borno state.
Some of the terrorists were and their weapons recovered and destroyed on Saturday, November 13, during a gun duel with troops of the military.
However, the Nigerian military lost a Brigadier-General, Dzarma Dzarma Zirkusu, and three other soldiers during the attack.
Authorities urged to deploy fighter jets to some locations in Borno
In other news, a member of the Civilian JTF, Yakubu Luka, has called on the Nigerian government to send fighter jets to support the ground soldiers fighting terrorists in Borno state.
Luka in his SOS said in a long convoy of gun trucks along Ngude axis towards Askira, in the early hours of Saturday, November 13.
He said that the demand had earlier been made to the authorities but nothing was yet to be done over the matter.