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Damasak Residents Flee To Niger Republic After Gunmen Attack

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Hundreds of residents of Damasak town in Borno State have begun fleeing to neighboring Niger Republic, as Boko Haram began a fresh round of attacks on Wednesday, the second in a week.  The town has been intermittently besieged by Boko Haram gunmen and terrorists for some eleven years now.

At least ten persons were reported killed on Wednesday.  Many were also wounded, and still many others have taken flight into the bush.

Reports also say many houses, shops and government buildings were burnt down by the terrorists.  Even the police divisional headquarters building was not spared.

This attack makes it the sixth time in the last two weeks Damasak had been attacked.  Nigerian army and air force are also reported to have been fighting to regain control of the area.

But reports say Boko Haram terrorists have hoisted their flags in the town on Wednesday and are still active there.

Damasak is nearly two hundred kilometers from Maiduguri, the state capital bordering Niger Republic.

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Power Restored To National Grid After System Collapse

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The Transmission Company of Nigeria says power has been restored to national grid after a system collapse left most of the nation in the dark on Wednesday.

The company said on Thursday electricity has been restored across the entire grid through which distribution companies offtake electricity they deliver to consumers nationwide.

TCN’s public affairs general manager Ndidi Mbah, says experts were already making efforts to fully restore electricity on the grid.

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Army Denies Boko Haram’s Eid Donations Report

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The Nigerian Army has denied reports that Boko Haram insurgents distributed Eid donations to communities in the northern states of Borno and Yobe.

Reports alleged the terrorist group had donated food and money to residents in attempts to woo them to support its activities.

The army says the reports were “propaganda,” and that it had conducted investigations and established the reports were untrue.

The army said in a statement “our team of eagle-eyed analysts went further to critically examine the pictures attached to this malicious publication and discovered that they were simply stage-managed in a typical terrorists-styled propaganda.

Nigeria continues to experience a wave of insecurity occasioned by attacks and kidnappings carried out by Boko Haram militants.

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