Residents and NGO staff in Damasak, a neighborhood authorities within the northern a part of Borno State in northeast Nigeria stated in 5 days they’ve skilled 4 assault makes an attempt by the Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP to take over the city.
Damasak is about 160km from Maiduguri the Borno State capital and has skilled a collection of assaults by each the ISWAP components and the mom physique – Boko Haram, which is led by the non secular chief, Abubakar Shekau.
In line with some NGO workers in Damasak, the final try within the collection of 4 left some NGO autos burnt by the insurgents whereas fleeing from the Nigerian troops after being overwhelmed.
It could possibly be recalled that about two weeks in the past the insurgents quickly took over Damasak the place they engaged the Nigerian troops ensuing within the tactical withdrawal of troopers.
The city was later retaken by troops after over 4 hours of battle that left 39 terrorists useless.
Residents lamented that they have no idea why the terrorists are so curious about taking up Damasak and urged the Nigeria authorities and army to organize for the subsequent onslaught.
“We’re uninterested in steady assault in our native authorities. Most of our folks have returned to IDP camps after the final lethal assault in Damasak. Yesterday a few of our folks arrived in Maiduguri and so they have been sharing their expertise following the 4 makes an attempt by ISWAP to enter Damasak.
“We have been apprehensive as a result of we all know they are going to nonetheless come again though we aren’t praying for that, however everyone who is aware of Damasak and the way they’ve been making an attempt to take over will certainly expect when subsequent they are going to come.” Ma’aji Damasak, displaced peoples’ chief, in Bakassi IDP camp in Maiduguri stated.