The Nigerian Army on Thursday, March 5, 2020, said three soldiers paid the supreme price while four others were wounded in action during an attack by Boko Haram insurgents on troops of 25 Task Force Brigade (Army Super Camp 2) in Damboa, Borno State, on Wednesday.
The Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, in a statement also said 19 Boko Haram corpses were recovered, while many more were observed escaping with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.
He said, “The gallant troops captured from the Boko Haram criminals five AK 47 Rifles, one General Purpose Machine Gun and one Rocket Propelled Gun tube.”
“Regrettably, 3 valiant soldiers paid the supreme price while 4 others were wounded in action. However, the wounded in action soldiers have been evacuated to a military medical facility for immediate and effective management,” he explained.
He said the insurgents mounted on gun trucks, with a number of their foot soldiers attempted to infiltrate the troops’ location from three different fronts in the early hours of 4 March 2020.
He said, “The troops responded swiftly, bringing to bear superior fire power against the criminals in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole.”
He further said the battle, which lasted over an hour witnessed one of the most debilitating defeats of the Boko Haram criminals in a single encounter since the turn of the year.
Daily Trust had on Thursday published from security and civilian JTF sources, that eight soldiers and 42 others were killed when suspected Boko Haram insurgents attacked a military formation in Damboa.