Terrorists, suspected to be Boko Haram have invaded the Council headquarters of Damboa in Borno state, killing scores of residents as many flee to Sambisa forest for safety.
Damboa is about an 85km drive from Maiduguri the state capital located centre of the Sambisa forests in the southern Borno Senatorial District.
Due to the closing of the Maiduguri-Damboa-Biu 185km road, the resilient people living in the Council area have to spend more than 450km drive before accessing Damboa and Maiduguri.
Sources told our Correspondent that the insurgents stormed the community at about 5:30 pm and open fire sporadically forcing many residents to flee into the bushes of Sambisa forest for safety, stressing that, many were feared dead and injured including the terrorists, with properties set ablaze at the time of filing this report.
The District Head of Damboa, Zanna Lawan Maina who spoke to our Correspondent in Maiduguri, confirmed the Boko Haram invasion into Damboa but insisted that he could not have details yet, as the only telecommunication service (Airtel) was not clear enough for accessing communication with residents.
“Yes some armed Boko Haram terrorists invaded Damboa this evening, I am not in the town as I am away for an official engagement.
“Unfortunately, we couldn’t get access to the only existing telecommunication service provided by Airtel to ascertain the condition as of the time of the incident”. Maina lamented