- Emerging reports from Borno state indicate that the Nigerian soldiers have recorded a huge success in the anti-Boko Haram war
- The troops reportedly eliminated many members of the insurgents and destroyed at least six gun trucks belonging to them
- The insurgents who were suspected to be ISWAP members reportedly invaded Damboa town to wreak havoc but were met with superior firepower from the military
Damboa, Borno state - Troops of the Nigerian military reportedly killed scores of Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed six gun trucks on Wednesday afternoon, June 2.
According to PR Nigeria, the insurgents were neutralised after heavy gunfire with Nigerian troops in Damboa town in Borno state.
The online news media also cited an anonymous source as saying that some of the Boko Haram insurgents also fled with gunshot injuries.
It was gathered that the terrorists had invaded Damboa in a convoy of 11 gun trucks and one Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).
However, their attempt to attack a military formation and civilian population after infiltrating the town was thwarted by the gallant military forces.
Reporting the incident, Daily Trust stated that the gunmen were suspected to be members of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).
The newspaper added that the deadly group stormed the remote town of Damboa at about 10.30am on Wednesday with dozens of gun trucks.
Legit.ng gathers that the incident threw the town into confusion as residents and displaced persons ran for their lives.
A source cited by Daily Trust, however, noted that airpower was deployed to assist the ground troops and local volunteers.
The security source was quoted to have said:
“I can confirm to you that these boys(ISWAP) are currently attacking state forces in Damboa town. Airpower has been activated to support the troops. Everything is under control."
A cross-section of residents on Friday, May 21, expressed excitement over the news and prayed it was true.
A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) who simply identified himself as Lawan said he was happy like others in Borno about the news and prayed it’s real.