After a Failed Attack, Jihadists Fire Mortar Bomb into Borno Community

Last night, insurgents fired a mortar bomb into Damboa town in Damboa Local Government of Borno State, killing six people, including women as many others sustained injuries.

This was after they were repelled by the villagers including members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF).

The terrorist group came at exactly 8:30 pm to Waluri bridge in Damboa town and attacked a civilian JTF location, according to Daily Trust.

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A security source said when the insurgents could not get access into town, they fired the mortar bomb.

“There was an attack by ISWAP last night in Damboa town, we lost six people including women and more than 20 people were rushed to the hospital, the situation is calm now,” said the source, adding civilian members were shot in the attack.

A top member of Civilian JTF said: “Our members resisted them leading to the injury of two of our men being wounded,when they could not get access to town they fired mortar bombs into town.

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“We are sad this thing is happening in Damboa but we are not going to allow evil to prevail. As we speak, 6 people have been killed,  23 others are currently receiving treatment in the hospital.”

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Five days ago, insurgents slaughtered seven farmers near Damboa town.

Damboa, which has a garrison of the Nigerian Army, has not experienced this kind of attack in the last two years.


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