Nigerian Army repels Boko Haram attack on Damaturu

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The Nigerian Army says it has repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on Damaturu, capital city of Yobe State, with the terrorists suffering heavy loses.

This was contained in a press release by the Nigerian Army on Tuesday, seen by Today’s Echo correspondent.

See the full press release below:

Following credible information of planned efforts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack Damaturu, troops of Sector 2, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, successfully laid an ambush which led to the extermination of many Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs), that attempted to attack Damaturu, Yobe State at about 5:15 pm, today Tuesday the 9th of April 2019.

The vigilant troops effectively ambushed the criminals few metres ahead of Maisandari community at the outskirts of the city of Damaturu.

The terrorists were overwhelmed by the superior fire power of the gallant troops and the well coordinated air support, from the Air Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

Consequently, many terrorists met their waterloo, some were also wounded and the following items/equipments were recovered;
a. 2 x Gun Trucks
b. 2x Anti Aircraft Guns
c. 1 x 60 Millimetre Mortar
d. 4 x AK 47 Rifles
e. 1x General Purpose Machine Gun
f. 1,245 Rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO)

Troops have embarked on hot pursuit of the fleeing terrorists, mop up/combing of the general area is ongoing.

Further details and possible recoveries would be provided on completion of the mop up operations.

You are please requested to disseminate this information please.

NJOKA IRABOR
Lieutenant
Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations
Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE
9 April, 2019

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