No fewer than 25 members of Boko Haram were killed yesterday October 19th by troops of the 7th division of the Nigerian army after the sect members launched a fresh attack at Damboa LGA in Borno state. Damboa is the same town the sect captured in June but was recovered by the Military in August.
Residents of the area said terrorists arrived around 5pm yesterday in seven Hilux buses and many motorcycles, and immediately started shooting at villagers. Fortunately, the military stationed in the area returned fire an killed many of the sect members..
A resident of the town told Vanguard;
“The terrorist numbering over 100 in 7 Hilux pickup vans and motocycles fully armed with Rocket Propelled Launchers, Improvised Explosive Devices(IED), AK47 rifles, stormed the town on Sunday night. They realized that the town had started picking up live following the returning of many fleeing residents after military took over from the terrorist who captured the town in June this year but we are happy that they are confronted”