Following the attack launched on Damasak town in Borno State by members of the Boko Haram sect, over 100,000 residents of the city have reportedly fled to the Niger Republic for their safety.
EveryEvery.ng gathered that no fewer than ten people were killed on Wednesday, many injured, and several others ran to the bush for cover.
Also, the attackers burnt several houses, shops and government facilities, including a divisional police headquarters in the town. The terrorists destroyed the United Nations‘ Hub, housing all the workers of the organisation.
Although the Nigerian Army has not spoken on the attack, it was gathered that the terrorists hoisted their flags in the town after Wednesday’s attack, which made it the sixth time in the last two weeks.
Sources said the terrorists carried out the latest attack in less than 24 hours after a similar one on Tuesday. During Tuesday’s attack, troops reportedly repelled the terrorists.
Nigerians Flee To Niger Republic
According to the sources, the fighters who are loyal to the Islamic State West Africa Province drove in gun trucks in the afternoon while others rode in threes on motorcycles wielding Rocket-propelled Grenades.
The residents headed for relatively safer villages in Nigeria, and others crossed over to neighbouring towns in the Niger Republic and other villages.
In the meantime, the UN had condemned the development, saying thousands of people would face severe humanitarian challenges.