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Boko Haram Attacks Damboa LGA Of Borno

A screengrab taken on November 9, 2014 from a new Boko Haram video released by the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram and obtained by AFP shows Boko Haram fighters parading on a tank in an unidentified town. The leader of the Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau, dismissed again government claims about ceasefire talks and threatened to kill the man who has presented himself as Boko HaramТs negotiator. AFP PHOTO / HO / BOKO HARAM = RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / BOKO HARAM" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS =

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Suspected Boko Haram terrorists have reportedly launched a surprise attack on Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Confirming the incident, local government officials said the attack started at about 5: 34pm on Thursday.

Early reports indicate that the insurgents stormed the local government headquarters where most of the villagers live, shooting heavy artillery.

The situation forced people to scamper for safety and remain indoors as the shooting continued, according to an official.

“The shootings have stopped, but we are still indoors because we don’t know what will happen next; we can only get details in the morning if they don’t come back for us again tonight,” a source said.

It is not clear if there are any casualties but villagers believe the attack targeted a mobile police base in the town.

The attack is the second in two weeks, according to the villagers.

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