Many people were reportedly killed in the early hours of Wednesday, as Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military base in Damboa town, of Borno State.
The insurgents according to military and vigilantes sources, came in through Gwoza Kalla road to attack the 25 Armour Brigade located in Damboa town, at exactly 5:30am, shooting at the base.
Another source who spoke to newsmen on condition of anonymity explained that, the attackers came with two barrel gun trucks as they shot sporadically. He said the gun battle lasted for about two hours, claiming that dozens have been killed from both sides
According to him: “There was confusion everywhere this morning in Damboa, when Boko Haram attacked 25 armour Brigade barracks. To be frank, the battle lasted for about two hours. The situation is calm now but there are casualties. Many residents left their homes and fled to Chibok during the attack,” he disclosed.
The insurgents were also said to have attacked Bwalakila village, about 4km away from Chibok town last night but there was no casualty during the raid, according to sources.