Following an attack by suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Damboa, Borno State, a pregnant woman, and five others have been killed

NEWSNAIJA learned the attack, which reportedly took place on Sunday, seven other persons were also injured.

However, troops of the Nigerian Army also killed a number of insurgents.

According to a resident, the insurgents stormed the town in seven gun trucks and 12 motorbikes and headed straight to the army base.

The resident further stated that “It was our market day, villagers went to the market. As we were preparing to return to our homes, we heard cars passing; then shortly, we heard gunshots from the army base.

“The army engaged the insurgents for hours after which the Boko Haram fighters ran away. The people that were killed were people coming back from the market, they ran into the attack. Six civilians were killed, one pregnant woman, one Almajiri, and four other men,”.

According to the community resident, the insurgents regrouped and returned to the army base in the early hours of Tuesday but the army repelled them.

All efforts to reach Lafiya Dole, Col. Ado Isa, the spokesman as his phone lines proved abortive as the lines were not connecting.

But Damboa men of the Civilian Joint Task Force confirmed the attack, stating that 22 insurgents were killed while five soldiers paid the supreme price.