Suspected ISWAP faction of Boko Haram have reportedly attacked UN and NGO facilities in  Damasak, a border community in Borno State.

According to source, no fewer than four people including a soldier was killed in the Book Haram attack which started late Saturday night.

According to the security source, the attack was mostly targeted at the UN and NGO facilities in Damasak. A police station and a hospital were also attacked.

The source said source who pleased to remain anonymous said “It was a bad situation we had on Saturday when the Boko Haram gunmen stormed Damasak later Saturday afternoon.

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“The attackers came in large numbers riding on motorcycles and many gun trucks. They attacked an area around the UN hub, setting it on fire.

“They also slaughtered two persons and we later discovered that two special forces soldiers also died.”

From another credible source, also gathered that while most of the UN and other NGO workers were able to move into the bunker at the UN hub, the insurgents set fire on virtually all the NGO offices and warehouses.

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His words: “Yes, they set fire on the UN hub, the GISCOR office as well as INTERSOS, NRC offices before carting away their vehicles.

“The insurgents went to the General Hospital in Damasak and looted drugs and related medical facilities, but one of their commanders prevented them from setting fire on the hospital because there were patients in the wards.” earlier reported in December, 2020 how Boko Haram has killed at least 10 people including four security personnel in raids on three villages in Borno.

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