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Nigerian Army Breaks Silence On Damasak Attack (Video)

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Nigerian Army Breaks Silence On Damasak Attack (Video)

The Nigerian Army has denied the report that Boko Haram terrorists have taken over Damasak town, Borno State.

This is coming after residents of the community claimed that the terrorists have attacked the town six times in a week.

There were claims that thousands have fled their home for Niger Republic.

The army noted that Boko Haram attacked the town but described it a “cowardly” attack.

It said the attackers were “effectively repelled”.

It posted a video on social media showing the commander of the 5 Brigade, Brig-Gen SS Tilawan, walking the streets.

“As we speak, troops are in total control of the general area and as can be seen in the attached video, the Commander of 5 Brigade, Brig Gen SS Tilawan, is driving round the town earlier this afternoon to assess the general situation following the cowardly attack by the terrorists who sneaked in from the northern flank yesterday in active collaboration of some local informants,” says Brig-Gen Mohammed Yerima, director of Army public relations.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to assure residents of Damasak and adjoining communities to remain calm as mop operation by the troops are ongoing to flush out the remnant of the terrorists who attacked a section of the town.”

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