The Nigerian Army and Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday night engaged each other in Damasak area of Borno State.
It was learned that the troops of 145 Brigade in Damasak, Borno State engaged the terrorists who came to attack their location at about 6 p.m.
The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, who confirmed the development, said “fierce battle was ongoing right now”, adding that the troops were dealing with the terrorists mercilessly there.
“Troops of 145 Bn in Damasak, Borno State are engaging Boko Haram Terrorists who came to attack their location at about 6 p.m. this evening. Fierce battle ongoing right now. The troops are dealing with the terrorists,” Chukwu said.
It was gathered that the terrorists, who have renewed their onslaught against military formations in recent times, had stormed the 145 Brigade with a view not only to capture the army base but also to cart away arms and ammunition belonging to the army formation.