18 people confirmed dead, 21 injured in an attack by Boko Haram on Damasak, Borno

In an attack launch by Boko Haram terrorist in Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno, at least 18 people have confirmed dead and 21 sustain various degree of injures

The attack which occur on Tuesday 13th of April, was disclosed by the Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum on Friday April, 16 during a visit he made to the place of incident

The governor said strict security measures have been out in place to avoid reoccurring of such attack by insurgents

It would be recalled, Damasak which is the headquarters of Mobbar local government area in northern Borno, located in the fringes of Lake Chad, and it shares border with communities in Niger Republic had once been under control of Boko Haram terrorist in 2014 as one of their caliphate

The United Nations humanitarian building is one of major houses destroyed by the terrorist also includes police station, palace of the district head, private buildings, primary health care among other were demolished

A resident told Zulum that the Tuesday attack was the sixth attack in a row withing two weeks carried out by Boko Haram together with their ally, ISWP terrorist group which he said came with three truck loaded with guns

Meanwhile, the major factor that make Damasak interest the insurgents was probably the strategic access to raising funds through agriculture and for land routes to Niger republic. Since the town is well known as a major producer and exporter of vegetables which they usually target markets within Nigeria, Niger republic and other neighboring countries.

Governor Babagana Zulum was accompanied by Abubakar Kyari representing Borno north, who hails from Damasak, and a member of House of Reps representing Mobbar, Guzamala, and Abadam, Bukar Gana Kareto and some officials to the place of incident.

Zulum, who is at Damasak from Thursday to Friday also presented 11 patrol vehicles and 12 security vehicles which include an armoured personnel carrier ( APC). And as part of measures to tight the security outfit of the LGA, he held series of operational meeting with security operatives which includes men of armed forces, Joint task force (JTF), local hunters and Vigilante groups

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