How Nigerian troops were ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists in reprisal attack in Damboa axis
After eliminating ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa axis in Borno State during a patrol operation, Nigerian troops were ambushed by Boko Haram terrorists in ‘a very bad encounter’ along Maiduguri-Damboa Road on Tuesday.
PRNigeria gathered that the insurgents confronted the troops in an unexpected reprisal attack in the evening.
A military intelligence source told PRNigeria that the terrorists launched the ambush on the Nigerian troops between the towns of Limanti and Bulabulin, while returning from patrol. The troops, with the support of a team of soldiers from nearby military bases dispatched for reinforcement, successfully repelled the attack.
Scores of terrorists were killed during operations while the Nigerian troops also recorded casualties. Though PRNigeria could not ascertain the number of casualties suffered by the troops, it was however gathered from a reliable military source that the air component’s attempt to engage the terrorists was unsuccessful due to bad weather.
The incident occurred after several Boko Haram fighters had been eliminated and their gun truck destroyed in another operation by the combined efforts of the land and air forces of the Nigerian military, who foiled a terrorists’ attack at Gubio town.