The 25 Task Battalion of the Nigerian Army yesterday staged a special operation that led to the recapture of Damboa town, Borno State from the clutches of Boko Haram and the death of several it members. The 25 Task Battalion was recently deployed to specially tackle the insurgents and recapture Damboa weeks after the insurgents had attacked the military base there, killed its commander and about a dozen other security personnel, as well as sacked the residents.
According to reports from Leadership, the task force brigade “has today recaptured Damboa and sent some of the insurgents fleeing while some other members of the Boko Haram died in the hours of shootout”. The operation was facilitated by the Nigeria Air Force Alpha-Jet and the ground troop artillery. It was also gathered that more troops are being deployed into the hinterlands of Damboa for clearing patrol. Damboa was last month sacked and over 5,000 residents of the agrarian town were forced to flee to Gombe and Biu towns where they are presently being camped.