No fewer than 100, 000 people from Damasak town in Borno State fled to the neighbouring Niger Republic on Wednesday following multiple attacks by Boko Haram fighters.
Government sources said at least 10 people were killed Wednesday, many wounded and thousands of others wandering in the bush.
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It was also learnt that hundreds of houses of the civilian population, their shops and government buildings including police divisional headquarters have been burnt to ashes by the invaders.
Wednesday’s attack on Damasak, headquarters of Mobbar LGA made it the sixth time in the last two weeks; and in the last four days, Nigerian ground troops supported by the air component have been battling for the control of the agrarian community.
There was no official statement from the military on the status of the town, which had hitherto survived nearly 11 years of intermittent onslaught by terrorists.
But credible sources said the terrorists finally hoisted their flags on Wednesday, and were still in the town at the time of filing this report.