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Troops Foil Attack On Damboa, Borno

Nigeria Army

August 09, (THEWILL) – Troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have foiled an attempted attack by  Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on Damboa town in Borno State.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu said the troops of 25 Task Force Brigade successfully quelled a dawn attack attempt on the town in the early hours of Sunday by terrorists.

He said the criminals made a futile effort to infiltrate the town, but were met with heavy fire from the vigilant troops.

According  to the army spokesman, the terrorists attempted to infiltrate the town with unconfirmed numbers of foot soldiers and some mounted on motorcycles.

He added that the terrorists suffered debilitating gunshot wounds from troops’ fire, forcing them to beat a retreat in disarray.

Nwachukwu said the troops were currently on the trail of the fleeing terrorists.

He disclosed that two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed during the exchange of fire that ensued.

He said: “They are also encouraged not to allow any form of distraction from the marauding terrorists, whose ranks have suffered enormous depletion in manpower as a result of ongoing air and artillery bombardments.

“Law abiding people of North East Nigeria are assured of the Chief of Army Staff’s determination to finally rout the Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals from their hideouts.

“The good people of the North East are also encouraged to continue to avail the troops with actionable information that will enhance the execution of the ongoing Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency operations in the region.”