The Nigerian navy with reinforcement have efficiently repelled ISWAP assault on Damasak after over 4 hours of fierce battle.
Residents stated the insurgents got here in over 30 gun vehicles and headed in the direction of the navy base in Damasak the place they engaged them in a struggle forcing the Nigerian troops to tactically withdraw.
“Whereas the terrorists had been having a brief area day, troops from Niger republic arrived to hitch pressure with the Nigerian navy and with the air assist from the Nigerian Airforce, the terrorists had been pushed again,” a resident, who didn’t want to be talked about instructed DAILY POST.
Based on the residents of Mobbar native authorities space of Borno state, they counted over 30 gun vehicles utilized by the insurgents after they arrived in Damasak.
Residents stated there was a report final week that the insurgents had been gathering with the intention to assault of their regular character, and the navy had been adequately knowledgeable however instructed residents to not panic as they’ve the capability to comprise the militants.
“Once we noticed Boko Haram gathering between Songia settlement and Geidam Chuku village, which is in Niger republic, we knowledgeable our troopers so they may preserve an eye fixed and likewise patrol Songia settlements and Bulabulin space in Yunusari native authorities space of Yobe state, in addition to round Geidam Chukwu axis. That was precisely one week in the past,” a resident who prayed to not be talked about instructed DAILY POST.
Based on him, they weren’t stunned to see the insurgents coming to assault.
“We noticed the time they had been coming to city. They handed with out attacking us and headed in the direction of the navy base earlier than they began firing and everyone started to run into hiding,” he said.
Boko Haram: Troops repel assault in Borno