Aug 7, 2014
Scores of Boko Haram terrorists may have been killed yesterday in Damboa town as soldiers of the 25 Task Battalion yesterday staged a special operation that led to the recapture of the seized town.
The 25 Task Battalion was recently deployed to specially tackle the insurgents and recapture Damboa weeks after the insurgents had attacked the military base there, killed its commander and about a dozen other security personnel, as well as sacked the residents.
LEADERSHIP was reliably informed by a top security person in Maiduguri that the task force brigade “has today recaptured Damboa and sent some of the insurgents fleeing while some other members of the Boko Haram died in the hours of shootout”.
According to the source, the operation was facilitated by the Nigerian Air Force Alpha Jet and the ground troop artillery. It was also gathered that more troops are being deployed into the hinterlands of Damboa for clearing patrol
Damboa was last month sacked and over 5,000 residents of the agrarian town were forced to flee to Gombe and Biu towns where they are presently being camped.