Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday attacked Damasak town in Borno State and burnt United Nations facilities, forcing humanitarian workers to run for their lives.
According to SaharaReporters, the terrorists who had the support of the Islamic State West African Province fighters set fire to the UN office and to at least three other international charity organisations contiguous to the UN facility.
A source that narrated the incident said, “The terrorists came into the town in gun trucks. They first embarked on a looting spree. They carted away aid supplies meant for the Internally Displaced Persons before they set fire to the UN hub in the town and three other buildings belonging to other aid organisations.”
A military source that confirmed the incident said the troops were fighting hard to ensure that the terrorists did not overrun the town.
“They planned to attack the military base first, but we repelled the invasion. Pockets of them then went to the UN facility. The Nigerian Air Force aircraft have been called in and they are currently engaging in air interdictions on the terrorists.”
In a related development, members of the dreaded Boko Haram sect have attacked a community in Adamawa State killing five people and abducting an unspecified number of women.
It was gathered that the insurgent group also destroyed houses and other property and made away with residents’ belongings.