The Defence Headquarters on Saturday confirmed that over 50 members of the Boko Haram sect were killed in Friday’s confrontation with the military in Damboa town, southern part of Borno state, Northeastern Nigeria.
The Defence Headquarters, in a statement on Saturday by it’s Director of Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said: “Over 50 terrorists died as troops repelled a daring attack on troops’ locations in Damboa, Borno State yesterday night. The terrorists had stormed the troops’ bases and police locations while most of the troops were out on patrol of surrounding villages.
“A total of five soldiers and a senior officer were also killed while repelling the attack. A Cordon and search of the locality is ongoing, while the bodies of the fallen soldiers have been recovered and deposited in the military morgue. The wounded are also receiving treatment in the military medical facility.”
Olukolade, in the same statement said: “In another development, troops on patrol around Baga area have recovered explosives and rifles concealed in a truck loaded with fish and other commodities. Four suspects have been taken into custody in connection with the incident.”