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Insurgents Take Over Damboa, Hoist Boko Haram Flag
Musdapha Ilo, Maiduguri
Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State have again struck Damboa town, south of the state capital, Maiduguri, killing scores of people and hoisting the sect’s flag in strategic areas as a mark of their conquest.
The take-over caused anxiety in the town as survivors were seen relocating to other towns and villages for fear of being caught in a crossfire in case the military comes to reclaim the area.
Flags of the sect were mounted along the Biu/Maiduguri road, which is one of the major highways to the state capital, leaving the Damaturu/Maiduguri road as the only entry and exit point of the city.
The extent of casualties recorded before the town fell could not be confirmed but sources said the local vigilante who were the only security on ground were overwhelmed by the terrorists who continued from the attack they started on Friday during which 21 persons were killed.
It would be recalled that the town had been under siege for two weeks now and over 50 persons had been killed.