Insurgents believed to be ISWAP terrorists have struck Damboa town in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, leaving six people dead, including women.
During the attack several others sustained injuries.
The assailants targeted a civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) location, unleashing chaos and firing a mortar bomb into the town.
According to a security source, the outlawed group arrived at Waluri bridge in Damboa town precisely at 8:30 pm on Friday before launching the assault.
The source explained that failing to gain access into the town, they resorted to firing a mortar bomb, leading to the tragic loss of lives and widespread panic among residents.
“There was an attack by ISWAP last night in Damboa town, we lost six people including women and more than 20 people were rushed to the hospital, the situation is calm now,” the source revealed.
Reports indicate that members of the civilian JTF were shot during the attack while resisting the insurgents' onslaught.
"Our members resisted them and two were seriously wounded and then they fire mortar bombs into town.
“We are sad this thing is happening in Damboa but we are not going to allow evil to prevail.
"As we speak, six people have been killed, 23 others are currently receiving treatment in the hospital," a top member of the civilian JTF commented.
The tragic incident comes just five days after the insurgents mercilessly slaughtered seven farmers in a town close to the Damboa town.
The town, which houses a Nigerian Army garrison, had enjoyed relative calm for the past two years, making the recent attack particularly shocking.