Some gunmen suspected to be members of the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents invaded a market in the guise of traders in the early hours of today, Monday, November 24, 2014 and fired shots on unsuspecting persons at Damasak town in Borno State.
The attack reportedly took place at 11am precisely.
According to a top security source who pleaded anonymity, there is an ongoing fight between Nigerian troops that rushed to the scene of the incident following an alert by distressed traders who reportedly fled the scene thereafter.
The number of casualty from the attack is still sketchy but sources said the insurgents went to the centre of the market before they brandished their assault rifles and opened fire.
“The attack on the market started around 11am when many traders and buyers gathered at the market,” one of the sources revealed.
Damasak is a community renowned for farming and fishing and the headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State located along the confluence between River Yobe and Kumadugu-Gana River.