An attack by Boko Haram terrorist on a troops’ base in Damasak, Borno State claimed the lives of many of the insurgents after a shootout ensued with the Nigerian Army.
The army confirmed that the gun duel lasted for several hours saying troops of 145 Battalion in Damasak, withstood the insurgents and killed scores of them in the gun duel.
According to Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu, the army’s Director of Public Relations and Information, “many Boko Haram terrorists” were killed in the attack on troops’ location in Damasak.
He said, “Troops of 145 Battalion in Damasak engaged the Boko Haram terrorists who came to attack their location at about 6pm on Wednesday. This resulted into a fierce battle.
“The troops engaged and subdued the terrorists in Damasak following a superior firepower. The troops’ aggressive posture, tactics and marksmanship resulted in the neutralising of many Boko Haram terrorists.
“Consequently, the army wishes to state that the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East part of the country is yielding a positive result.
“We, therefore, advise members of the public, particularly residents of the affected areas, to go about their legitimate businesses as the army will continue to protect lives and property of citizens at all times,” Chukwu added.
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