Three women, a man and two soldiers lost their lives in the Saturday night, April 10 attack. Locals said the assailants destroyed United Nations Hub housing all the workers of the international organisation.
According to DailyTrust, the hub was established in Damasak to fast track support for victims of Boko Haram excesses. The town had survived several attacks in the last 11 years.
Insurgents stormed Damasak in the evening and engaged the troops from multiple locations, which led to the burning down of the UN hub and others infrastructures.
It was further learnt that while some of the terrorists were engaging the troops at their camps, others were busy burning NGOs warehouses near UN hub.
Speaking about the incident, humanitarian coordinator and head of UN mission in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, says he is deeply concerned about the recurrent reports of violent attacks by non-state armed groups putting the lives of civilians at risk.
He also condemned the attack on humanitarian aid operations and facilities that are, according to him, the “lifeline for people affected by violence and conflict in northeast Nigeria who are dependent on assistance to survive”.
Kallon added that humanitarian operations in Damasak have been reduced due to the violent attack as the support to 8,800 internally displaced people and 76,000 people in the host community receiving humanitarian assistance and protection there has been halted.
Meanwhile, about five thousand residents of Kwapre Village in Hong local government area of Adamawa State have been displaced and an unconfirmed number of persons abducted following an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on the community on Friday.
According to ChannelsTV, Executive secretary of Adamawa State Emergency Management Agency, Mr. Mohammed Suleiman stated that the gunmen invaded the community shooting sporadically, looting food items, and setting houses ablaze before abducting some women and children in the process.
He added that fifty houses, worship centres, markets, and schools were also burnt.