Boko Haram insurgents have launched an attack in Damboa community, Borno state, killing a pregnant woman and five others.
The attack reportedly occurred on Sunday October 25, in which seven other people were also injured.
The insurgents were said to have stormed the town in seven gun trucks and 12 motorbikes and headed straight to the army base. However, troops of the Nigerian Army reportedly killed a number of the insurgents,
A resident was quoted as saying;
“It was our market day, villagers went to the market. As we were preparing to return to our homes, we heard cars passing; then shortly, we heard gunshots from the army base.
“The army engaged the insurgents for hours after which the Boko Haram fighters ran away. The people that were killed were people coming back from the market, they ran into the attack. Six civilians were killed, one pregnant woman, one Almajiri and four other men.”
The insurgents were said to have regrouped and stormed the army base again in the early hours of Tuesday October 27, but the army repelled them.
Members of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Damboa confirmed the attack, stating that 22 insurgents were killed while five soldiers paid the supreme price.