Reports coming out of Borno State, northeastern Nigeria indicate that many residents of Damboa town, south of Maiduguri, capital of Borno, have started fleeing their towm because of fear of being attacked by the outlawed Boko Haram sect.
PUNCH reports that the acts of terrorism being perpetrated by the Islamic militant group in Borno State recently has caused apprehension and heightened humanitarian crisis in the state capital.
The report stated that previous attacks by Boko Haram has caused over 140,000 internally displaced persons in Borno State alone.
* Residents in Borno fleeing from Boko Haram’s attacks
It is reported at the weekend that the insurgents suffered a heavy casualties of 50 deaths and huge number of injuries when they attacked some military and security formations in the town on Friday night.
According to reports on the terror attack on Friday, the Nigerian military suffered 12 casualties, including a Colonel and a Divisional Police Officer being among the four policemen believed to have being killed.
Latest report suggests that as a result of the attack, many people of Damboa town are apprehensive that there might be a reprisal attack from the insurgents which might be heavier than Friday’s attack.Read more
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