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Nigerian Military Battling ISWAP Incursion In Damboa

Nigerian troops with air support are battling an incursion by ISWAP insurgents in Damboa, Borno state, Northeast Nigeria.

The Nigerian military is battling an Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) incursion in Damboa area of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

HumAngle learnt that air support arrived in the town to aid the ground troops in their attempt to push back the attack.

HumAngle is monitoring the fluid and unfolding security situation in Damboa, located in the southern part of the state.

Damboa is also about 87km from Maiduguri, the state capital and close to the dreaded Alagarno and Sambisa forest.

More than half of the population in Damboa are internally displaced persons and nearly all need humanitarian assistance.

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Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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