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Troops, ISWAP In Gun Battle At Tamsukawu Village Along Maiduguri-Damaturu Road

ISWAP has recently focused its attacks on the main highway that connects Maiduguri, Northeast Nigeria, and other parts of the country.

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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Abdulkareem Haruna

Abdulkareem Haruna is a Nigerian journalist currently employed as the Editor for Lake Chad at HumAngle. For over a decade, he has demonstrated a passionate commitment to reporting on the Boko Haram conflict and the crisis in the Lake Chad region of northeastern Nigeria. He is a graduate of English Language and holds a Diploma in Mass Communications. Prior to his current role, he served as an assistant editor at both Premium Times and Leadership Newspaper.

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