Troops Pound B’Haram, Kill 22, Injure Many in Damboa

Troops of Operation Fire Ball, under Operation Lafiya Dole, have eliminated no fewer than 22 Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Province (ISWAP) fighters, at Damboa town, in Borno State.

The troops, according to a statement by the Defence Media Operations (DMO) Acting Director, Bernard Onyeuko, also destroyed two gun trucks, and recovered assorted ammunition from the terrorists.

Part of the statement reads: “…on 25 October 2020, in what could appear to be a suicide journey, Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province fighters attacked the well-fortified Army Super Camp Damboa, under 25 Bde in Sector 2. The terrorists met their waterloo as they were pounded with superior fire power and additional fire support from the Air Task Force.

“The Boko Haram terrorists suffered severe casualties as 22 terrorists were neutralized, while others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds. 2 Gun trucks were destroyed, while one NSV Anti Aircraft Gun, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tubes, 4 PKT Machine guns, One General Purpose Machine Gun, One Browning Machine Gun, 12Ak 47 Rifles, One AK 74 Rifle were recovered.

“Other items include: One RPG 7 bomb, 116 Rounds of 7.62mm NATO and 2 Hand grenades were recovered from the terrorists. Few of own soldiers were wounded in action and have since been evacuated and receiving medical treatment.

“The troops of Operation Fire Ball, under operation Lafiya Dole, are hereby commended for the resilience, doggedness and commitment exhibited since the beginning of Operation Fire Ball. They are equally encouraged not to rest on their oars but build on the successes recorded.”

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