Boko Haram terrorists are currently in a gun battle with military officers in Damasak, Borno State.
Troops had chased the terrorists out of the town on Tuesday but they returned in the early hours of Wednesday, shooting sporadically and setting houses on fire.
According to a military source, the insurgents are desperate to take control of the town.
“I can confirm that troops are in control of Damasak but there is a fierce gun battle ongoing. You know for some time now, the terrorists have been attacking Damasak town but they can’t succeed because our gallant troops are on the ground,” the source said.
A top civilian JTF source also confirmed that the town has been under attack for about three hours.
“We all need to pray for our troops to prevail over these evil people, Boko Haram returned to Damasak after Saturday attacks, just pray for the troops.”
Recall that the insurgents on Tuesday attacked Damasak town in the Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State.
A military source disclosed that the terrorists, however, were repelled by the soldiers of the 145 Battalion.
The source further stated that the terrorists came into the community through the area of the town where civilians live, just like during Saturday’s attack.