Troop in Damboa Native Authorities Space of Borno State have efficiently pushed by way of an ambush staged by Boko Haram militants, killing 57 terrorists together with kids troopers.
Residents and safety operatives within the native authorities stated the insurgents got here by way of the street that linked Damaboa and Gwoza Native Authorities Space of the state.
Gwoza was once the Boko Haram caliphate and non secular headquarters till the army liberated the city in 2017.
On Thursday, the insurgents made an try and retake Gwoza, which is about 156km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital however have been resisted by troops and repelled.
Troopers in Damboa stated they have been earlier ambushed and fought by way of. Nonetheless, a second ambush by the terrorists failed as troops have been well-prepared and engaged them, killing 57 of the militants and recovered many weapons.
Damboa is in southern a part of Borno state about 87km from Maiduguri, the state capital.
“They used certainly one of our automobiles they stole to assault us.” A safety supply informed DAILY POST ” However we handled them, killing a number of within the battle.”
“The troopers have tried very properly. They’ve been on alert because the assault final yr in September when the terrorists attacked a army commander and killed him,” a resident and member of the native volunteer, who recognized himself as Umar informed DAILY POST.
Boko Haram: Troops kill 57 terrorists in Damboa