The Nigerian military in the early hours of Friday, Nov. 19, pushed back an Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) incursion into Damboa area in Nigeria’s northeastern State of Borno.
Damboa is located in Southern Borno and about 86 km from Maiduguri, the state capital.
The town is also situated close to the dreaded Alagarno and Sambisa forest general areas where insurgents operate.
HumAngle has learned that around 6 a.m. ISWAP insurgents attacked the military facility in Damboa but met stiff resistance that led to killing several attackers and withdrawal of the assault.
In October, ISWAP insurgents in gun trucks and improvised armoured vehicles burnt the outposts of the Nigerian Mobile Police and Civilian Joint Task Force.
On Saturday, ISWAP conducted a raid in Askira about 63 km from Damboa, destroying a telecommunication mast, buildings and vehicles, and looting food supplies.
The terror group also targeted the reinforcements contingent from Chibok resulting in the death of an Army Brigadier General, Dzarma Zirkusu and three soldiers.
The troops in the area were able to push back the attack with the support of two A-29 and five Alpha jet aircraft.
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