Damaturu calm after massive attack by Boko Haram
Ehi Ekhator, Naija Center News
Nigeria troops on Friday evening repelled an attack by the Islamic terrorist clowns called Boko Haram around Damaturu after attempts to occupy parts of the town.Abubakar Shekau
Boko Haram had launched massive attack from different directions of he town on Friday evening, but troops were promptly mobilized to repel the attack that lasted the night resulting in heavy casualty on the terrorists before the rest of them retreated.
According to the information posted on the military website, “weapons including IEDs and Rocket Propelled Grenades captured from the terrorists are being compiled while their dead as well as civilian are yet to be determined.”
The troop head quarter disclosed that the military were still chasing the fleeing terrorists, adding that 5 of the soldiers were injured in the attack and currently receiving medical attention in the military medical facility.
The military said the situation in Baga is being studied to determine the appropriate action that will restore law, order and normalcy to the community after the attack mounted by hundreds of heavily armed terrorists last weekend.
The headquarter received that Nigeria lost 14 of his gallant soldiers to the attack, while over 30 who were wounded are receiving medical attention, those declared mising are rejoining their unit in the ongoing reorganization for further operations.
Several of the terrorists died in the course of the attack and effort at repelling the assailant proved worthless, the military headquarter disclosed on Saturday..
“The Nigerian military has not given up on Baga and other localities where terrorists activities are now prevalent. Appropriate plans, men and resources are presently being mobilized to address the situation. The Nigerian component of the Multinational Joint Task Force which retreated from its Baga Headquarters last weekend and more of the troops are regrouping for necessary debrief and briefing for subsequent missions.
It is necessary to reassure Nigerians that the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies are capable of flushing out the terrorists from Baga and all parts of the nation’s territory where their activities are prevalent. No portion of Nigeria’s territory has been or will be conceded to terrorists.
The use of all available resources within the armed forces will continue to be maximized to sustain the tempo of the counter terrorism campaign towards containing and eradicating terrorism in the nation’s territory. The support and understanding of all partners and neighboring countries will however continue to be utilized where available and relevant in the conduct of the mission and in line with existing agreement and understanding.” It added.