…as Army foils attempt to seize Damboa
Scores of suspected members of the Boko Haram terrorists were yesterday killed by the troops of the Nigerian Army when they attempted to attack Damboa town, the headquarters of Damboa Local Government area of Borno State, according to sources.
A resident of the area, Mallam Mohammed Bulama, told our correspondent on phone that the insurgents who came at about noon to attack the town were crushed by the troops of 195 Battalion of the Nigerian army.
He said, “Scores of the Boko Haram insurgents, who attempted to attack Damboa at about 12:00 PM met their Waterloo, as the troops of the Nigerian Army intercepted them at Kalla village at the outskirts of Damboa”.
A civilian member of the Joint Task Force, JTF, Abbas Haske said the insurgents were intercepted at Kalla village, about two kilometers away from Damboa when the troops of the Nigerian Army sighted them.
He said, “The insurgents who came about noon were incepted by the troops, which swiftly reacted by shooting artillery missiles and repelled them; they crushed all of them, as scores of them were killed in the process.”
According to him, the army has done a good job, as the insurgents’ corpses and burnt vehicles were scattered by the roadside in the bushes.
A military source, who did not want his name in print, told our correspondent in Maiduguri that the troops in Damboa successfully foiled another attempt to take over the town, as they crushed the insurgents.
“Yes, our troops in Damboa this afternoon successfully foiled an attempt to sack Damboa town, where they killed scores of the insurgents,” he said.