Scores of Boko Haram terrorists have been killed during an attack in Damboa town in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, said the state governor on Thursday.
In a statement made available to Xinhua in Maiduguri, the state capital, Governor Babagana Zulum, lauded the Nigerian troops for tackling the activities of insurgents when they attempted to infiltrate Damboa, headquarter of Damboa local government area of the state.
Zulum commended the military for inflicting a “decisive blow against Boko Haram” on Wednesday, even when the insurgents ambushed from different directions in an attempt to overrun the town.
The army not only killed scores of the insurgents to prevent them from gaining grounds but went the gallant step of taking the war to the insurgents even after they fled, he said.
“What I find even more impressive was that after the insurgents retreated due to defeat, the military did not stay back, they demobilized and took the war to the fleeing insurgents and in the process, killed more insurgents and destroyed six more fighting vehicles,” Zulum said.
Zulum said proactive measures are being implemented to bring an end to the insurgency. Enditem