Troops Repel Terrorist Attack On Damboa In Borno State – Army

Troops Repel Terrorist Attack On Damboa In Borno State – Army

By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said that the Troops of 25 Task Force Brigades, Operation HADIN KAI have successfully repelled a terrorist attack on Damboa town in Borno State.

The 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 statement added the criminals made a futile effort to infiltrate the town but were met with a heavy volume of fire from the vigilant troops.

Onyema also disclosed that two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed by fire during the attack and soldiers are currently on the trail of the “fleeing terrorists”.

According to him the 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” Army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in the statement.

The Chief of Army Staff, Gen Farouk Yahaya and other well-meaning Nigerians have commended the troops for their swift response and zeal to bring terrorists to their knees, they have also been encouraged to always stay alert and
focused in order to bring the reign of terror to an end in the country.

“The troops of Operation HADIN KAI have been commended for their vigilance and swift response in quelling the attack. 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/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 credible information that will enhance the execution of the ongoing Counter Terrorism, Counter Insurgency operations in the region.” Onyema added.


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