Nigerian Soldiers Battle Boko Haram In Damasak


Damasak Local Government Area of Borno state was under crossfire between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram fighters.
The battle was raging on Wednesday as the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Buratai is in the region, leading efforts to flush out the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad fringes.
A competent Military source, told NAN that the military and the terrorists were engaged in a heavy gun battle.
He said that the insurgents stormed the town to attack a military formation in the evening but they met stiff resistance from troops.
Reacting, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, who confirmed the attack to NAN through text message, said the troops were dealing with the terrorists.
Chukwu said that “Troops of 145 Bn in Damasak, Borno State are engaging Boko Haram terrorists who came to attack their location at about 6 p.m. this evening.
“Fierce battle is on going right now. The troops are dealing with the terrorists.”
The incident comes less than a week after Boko Haram fighters struck at a military location in Gudumbali, Guzamala local government area.
Some witnesses said soldiers were killed in the attack but the army denied losing anyone.
In its renewed campaign of violence, the insurgents have been carrying out attacks on military locations in the north-east.


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