The Nigerian Army says troops of ”Operation Hadin Kai” eliminated 17 Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province ISWAP terrorists in Damasak, Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno.
Damasak, the main town of the Mobbar Local Government Area, is located near the confluence of the Yobe River and Komadugu Gana River, adjoining the border with Niger 34 kilometer from Difa in Niger and 3km between Damasak and the border with Niger.
Theatre Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, North East Joint Task Force, Major General Christopher Musa, said this in an interview today in Maiduguri.
Musa said that the troops also recovered motorcycles and other assorted weapons from the encounter which took place.
The commander said that the troops engaged a large number of the terrorists when they attacked a Forward Operational Base located along Walada exit gate, in the town.
He said that the insurgents met with serious resistance and superior fire power of the gallant troops who engaged them in a heavy gun battle that lasted for hours, forcing the insurgents to withdraw.