Nigerian troops, ISWAP currently exchanging fire near Tamsukawu village

Reports reaching The Humanitarian Times indicate that the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway is not safe for travellers at the moment as government troops and the Boko Haram terrorists are exchanging fire at Tamsukawu village.

Tamsukawu is a village near Benisheik the headquarters of Kaga local government area of Borno state, Northeast Nigeria.

A military source told The Humanitarian Times reporter on phone that “it is a big attack as all ground forces are moving towards Tamsukawu and the air force jet has also been deployed.

“Just stay away from that route at the moment until we are done dealing with the criminals”, the source said.

The Humanitarian Times can report that the ISWAP factions of Boko Haram have recently turned attention to the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway that used to be the only road that is considered relatively safe for travellers.

Last week the terrorists took advantage of random checkpoints that were abandoned by soldiers to hoodwink unsuspecting travellers whom they stopped and marched into the bush. Five persons were later abducted from three vehicles.”

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