A total of 53 suspected terrorists were killed on Friday, July 4, 2014 in a daring attack by the insurgents on Nigerian troops.
The terrorists who attacked the Damboa camp of the Nigerian military in Borno state stormed the base when most of the troops had gone on patrol to surrounding villages.
While breaking the news in a media statement, Major General Chris Olukolade who is Director, Defence Information explained that five troops and a senior officer were killed in the attack, adding that four suspected insurgents were arrested with explosive devices concealed in a fish consignment.
Excerpts from the press release below:
“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 5 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.
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.
At Konduga also in Borno State, a suicide bomber in a Golf car yesterday crashed into a checkpoint killing himself, a policeman and 3 Vigilante Youth members.”