Navy chopper has evacuated wounded troopers from Damasak to Maiduguri this morning after a fierce battle with ISWAP, a splinter faction of Boko Haram which pays allegiance to ISIS fighter.
Sources inside the army on Monday stated two troopers have been killed within the aftermath of the battle with the insurgents final evening in Damasak.
Additionally, one other impeccable supply informed DAILY POST that 39 ISWAP fighters have been neutralised by the mixed effort of the Nigerian army and its Niger Republic counterpart, who engaged the insurgents for over 4 hours within the battle to reclaim Damasak.
Damasak, the headquarters of Mobbar Native Authorities Space of Borno State in northeast Nigeria is about 160km from Maiduguri, the state capital.
Damasak has been a goal for management by the Boko Haram and different terrorists fighters however have been within the agency arms of the Nigerian troops.
In response to residents of Damasak, the city has been attacked many occasions leading to heavy casualties on the aspect of the militants.
“Yesterday’s struggle was devastating, and this was the second time the Nigerian army needed to withdraw from a battle for Damasak however have been additionally fast to reclaiming their place.” A safety knowledgeable who didn’t wish to be talked about informed DAILY POST.
“We acquired a report that there’s menace over the inhabitants of Damasak city as armed males suspected to be Boko Haram sects are regrouping between Songia settlement and Geidam Chuku village below Niger Republic with the intention of attacking Damasak city. However we imagine within the army formations at this finish which is vigorous and proactive,” he stated.
He stated when the insurgents attacked, the army made a tactical withdrawal which is an act in warfare to provide the enemy the sensation of weak point so as to take them unexpectedly.
“That is what occurred and the top result’s the neutralisation of any of them,” he added.
2 troopers killed, 39 ISWAP fighters neutralised in battle for Damasak