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Combat Aircraft Supporting Troops Responding To ISWAP Attack In Borno

There are ongoing clashes between Nigerian troops and ISWAP in Damasak, Northeast Nigeria. 

Nigerian soldiers, backed by support from the Nigerian Air Force, are currently responding to a daring assault by the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in the Damasak area of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

HumAngle understands that ISWAP insurgents in over a dozen gun trucks launched the attack on Sunday evening.

The security situation is still unfolding in Damasak, the third-largest town in Borno State after Maiduguri and Bama. 

There are concerns about the safety of humanitarian workers in the town. Residents fled Damasak after Boko Haram insurgents captured it in 2014. The town was subsequently recaptured by the Nigerian military in 2016. 

Damasak, the main town of the Mobbar Local Government Area, is located near the confluence of the Yobe and Komadugu rivers.

In July 2020, a United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) helicopter came under fire in Damasak in the volatile northern Borno region.

The helicopter was able to return to the Maiduguri air base shortly after the attack. 


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Murtala Abdullahi

Abdullahi Murtala is a researcher and reporter. His expertise is in conflict reporting, climate and environmental justice, and charting the security trends in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region. He founded the Goro Initiative and contributes to dialogues, publications and think-tanks that report on climate change and human security. He tweets via @murtalaibin

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