After fierce battle, the Nigerian soldiers have reportedly conquered members of the Boko Haram, killing a number of them at Damasak, Borno State.
The military authorities confirmed today, Wednesday in a statement that the Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military location in Damasak, adding: “the troops engaged and subdued the terrorists following a superior firepower of troops in Damasak.”
In the statement by the spokesperson, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, the army said: “the troops aggressive posture, tactics and marksmanship resulted in neutralising many Boko Haram terrorists.”
The spokesperson however denied a media report claiming that Damasak was taken over by terrorists, saying: “Nigerian Army wishes to state categorically that the claim is not only untrue but capable of misleading members of the general public and the world at large.
“The Nigerian Army earlier released a statement that troops of 145 Battalion in Damasak, Borno State, are engaging Boko Haram terrorists who came to attack their location at about 6 p.m on 12 September 2018.
“The statement also stated that fierce battle is ongoing right now and the troops are dealing with the terrorists.
“Consequently, the Nigerian Army wishes to state that the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the North Eastern parts of the country is yielding positive result.
“The Nigerian Army, therefore, advised members of the public, particularly residents of the affected areas, to go about their legitimate businesses and disregard the said report.
“The Nigerian Army will continue to protect lives and property of citizens at all times.
“The Nigerian Army also call on the media to always exercise caution, verify facts as well as balance their reports before rushing to the press to avoid misinforming the public on sensitive issues.”