ISWAP Fighters Gathering To Launch Attacks — Borno Residents Cry Out

Residents of Chibok and Damboa in Borno state have raised the alarm over a possible attack by the Islamic State in West African Province (ISWAP).

Some of the residents who called newsmen on Tuesday, said they have been observing how the insurgents are gathering at Gumsuri Litawa since Christmas eve.

Gumsuri Litawa is an area between Chibok and Damboa and about 22 kilometres or 12 kimoletres away.

Such gatherings, the residents say are usually prior to an attack on the communities.

One of the residents said, “When they gather like that, they start to infiltrate the towns and before you know it, they have launched the attack.
“Troops normally patrol this general area, but they had stopped and we don’t know why,”

It was gathered that the residents have already alerted the army formations in the area but no action has been taken yet.

While the army’s 25 brigade is headquartered in Damboa, the 28 taskforce brigade is in Chibok.

Onyema Nwachukwu, army spokesperson, was not immediately available to comment on the development.

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