Troops Thwart Boko Haram Terrorists Attack In Borno
Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Operation HADIN KAI in the North East have quelled a dawn attack attempted on Damboa town in Borno State by Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists.
According to a statement by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyeama Nwachukwu “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,” he added.
The Army Spokesman stated that troops are on the trail of the fleeing terrorists. “Although, in the exchange of fire that ensued, two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed by fire”.
The troops of Operation HADIN KAI were commended for their vigilance and swift response in quelling the attack. “They were 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,” the Army Spokesman said.
The Army used the opportunity to assure law-abiding people of North-East Nigeria of the Chief of Army Staff’s determination to finally rout the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province 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”.