Reports reaching HumAngle from security sources indicate that there is an ongoing gun battle between troops of the Nigerian security forces and the members of the ISWAP faction of Boko Haram.
The source said the attack started about 10:30 a.m. WAT when suspected ISWAP terrorists came to take over the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway at a spot near Tamsukawu village.
It has been reported that the terrorists had recently begun to mount illegal checkpoints on the locations soldiers used to have random checkpoints to deceive unsuspecting travellers whom they often attack and abduct.
The source said “the gun battle is on as we talk right now, if you have people travelling along that route, better alert them.”
He added that “the Nigeria Air Force has also been scrambled to respond to the situation.”
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