Troops Repel Dawn Attack On Borno Town – Army Spokesperson

The attempted attack took place on Sunday, army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement.

Damboa is about 87 kilometers by road from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

According to the army, the criminals approached on foot and motorcycles but were forced to retreat after troops opened fire.

However, two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed by fire.

The army said it is currently on the trail of the “fleeing terrorists”.

Nigeria is currently battling several security challenges, including but not limited to an insurgency in the North-East, banditry in the North-West, secessionist agitations in the South-East and Fulani-Herdsmen crises across the Middle-Belt and several South-West states.

Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Operation HADIN KAI in the North East have quelled a dawn attack attempted on Damboa town in the early hours of Sunday 8 August 21 by Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists. The criminals made a futile effort to infiltrate the town, but were met with heavy volume of fire from the vigilant troops.

While attempting to infiltrate the town with unconfirmed numbers of foot soldiers and some mounted on motorcycles, the terrorists suffered debilitating gunshot wounds from troops’ fire, forcing them to beat the retreat in disarray. The troops are currently on the trail of the fleeing terrorists. Unfortunately, in the exchange of fire that ensued, two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed by fire.

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