Damasak Local Government Area of Borno state is under crossfire between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram fighters.
The battle was raging at the time of submitting the report. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Buratai is in the area, leading efforts to flush out the remnants of Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad fringes.
A reliable Military source, told NAN that the navy and the terrorists were at the moment engaged in a heavy gun battle.
He mentioned that the insurgents stormed the town to assault a military formation in the evening but they met stiff resistance from troops.
Reacting, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, who confirmed the assault to NAN via text message, stated the troops were dealing with the terrorists.
Chukwu mentioned that ” Troops of 145 Bn in Damasak, Borno State are engaging Boko Haram terrorists who came to assault their location at about 6 p.m. this evening.
“Fierce battle is on going right now. The troops are dealing with the terrorists.
Further details later.