BY NDAHI MARAMA, MAIDUGURI
Atleast 12 soldiers, 4 policemen and four civilians were feared killed with the destruction of Divisional Police Headquarters, market, shops, houses and vehicles when about 200 heavy armed gunmen in Toyota Hilux vehicles attacked Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Likewise, Vanguard gathered that more than 50 of the terrorists were killed in the encounter when ground troops and the Air Force fighter jets engaged the attackers.
Maiduguri : People gather to look at a burnt vehicle following a bomb explosion that rocked the busiest roundabout near the crowded Monday Market in Maiduguri, Borno State, on July 1, 2014. A truck exploded in a huge fireball killing at least 15 people on July 1 in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, the latest attack in a city repeatedly hit by Boko Haram Islamists. AFP PHOTO
The incident took place on Friday at about 5:00pm when the insurgents with anti-aircraft guns, Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, Rocket Propelled Launchers stormed the town in what sources described as a revenge mission targeted at the Military and Police.