Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Operation HADIN KAI in the North East Sunday quelled a dawn attack attempted on Damboa town by Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists.
The criminals, according to an army spokesman, Onyema Neachulwu, made a futile effort to infiltrate the town but were met with a heavy volume of fire from the vigilant troops.
While 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.
According to Nwachukwu, in the exchange of fire that ensued, two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed by fire.
The troops were 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.