Reports reaching DAILY POST from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, reveals that the military has successfully repelled an attempt by ISWAP to infiltrate Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar local government area of Borno State, northeast Nigeria.
Sources said that a rocket launcher fired by the terrorists landed close to the UN hub, but there was no effect.
“Boko Haram tried to infiltrate Damasak Town around 5pm but they suffered deadly blow from troops of Nigerian Army.
“There was heavy casualty on the side of the Boko Haram. Damasak is now agog with celebration,” a source told DAILY POST in Maiduguri.
The source also said many vehicles were burnt, adding that fire from the attack was still on.
“More detail will come tomorrow, but the soldiers did their best,” the source said.