Scores of Boko Haram Fighters Killed, Injured as Military Destroys 6 Gun Trucks in Damboa
Scores of Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday afternoon were killed by troops of the Nigerian military in Borno State, PRNigeria reports.
They were eliminated after a heavy gun fire with Nigerian troops in Damboa town, a credible security source in Maiduguri, the state capital, told PRNigeria.
He further said that some of the Boko Haram fighters also fled with gun shot injuries.
According to the source, the terrorists had invaded Damboa in a convoy of 11 gun trucks and one Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC).
“But their attempt to attack a military formation and civilian population after infiltrating the town was thwarted by the gallant military forces,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Farouk Yahaya on Wednesday visited the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Oladayo Amao, to solicit the continuous support of the Nigerian Air Force to win the war against terrorism, banditry, kidnapping and other violent crimes ravaging the country.
Major General Yahaya while noting that the war against insurgency and armed banditry cannot be won by a single Service, said the war can only be won through a synergistic approach where all Services work in unison.