Boko Haram on Tuesday evening invaded Damasak in Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State, recapturing the town and killing many without any confrontation from security agencies.
The insurgents reportedly razed down the Divisional Police Command, schools, shops and residential houses, after which they hoisted their flags in strategic locations in the town.
Confirming the latest attack in Damasak, the Chairman of Mobbar LGA, Hon Mustapha Bunu Kolo said the attack was disturbing, as the remaining humanitarian hubs in the town were razed down.
“Yes, there was another devastating Boko Haram attack in Damasak right now. Though I am not in Damasak, as I travelled out for official engagement, but based on the information at my disposal, the insurgents invaded the town since 5 pm and are still holding ground as at this time (10:40 pm).
“The insurgents have succeeded in razing down remaining humanitarian hubs, market, shops and an unspecified number of residential houses, as they detonated their Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) without confrontation.
“I was also informed that many people lost their lives in the attack, but I don’t have the actual number of casualties as the insurgents are still much around continue wreaking havoc on innocent civilians,” he said.
Recall that last Sunday, a group of insurgents invaded Damasak and killed three soldiers, while six civilians were killed by an airstrike while participating in a naming ceremony.
The insurgents also razed down most humanitarian hubs and facilities as they looted medical consumables at the General Hospital Damasak, a border community with the Niger Republic.