The Nigerian Army disclosed on Thursday that its troops of 145 battalion who engaged scores of Boko Haram terrorists who attacked their base in Damasak on Wednesday evening for several hours, have been subdued with many of the terrorists killed.
An update of how troops over powered the terrorists by Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director of Army Public Relations said, “The troop’s engaged and subdued the terrorists following a superior fire power of troops in Damasak.
“The troop’s aggressive posture, tactics and marksmanship resulted in neutralizing many Boko Haram Terrorists”.
Dismissing a report that said, “Boko Haram Captures Damasak 24 hours after Buratai’s visit’, Chukwu said, “Nigerian Army wishes to state categorically that, the claim is not only untrue but capable of misleading members of the general public and the world at large.
“In the said story, the report stated inter alia that, Damasak is the location of 134 Battalion.
“The Nigerian Army wishes to state that, there was no such battalion in Damasak.
“The Nigerian Army earlier released a statement that, troops of 145 Battalion in Damasak, Borno State are engaging Boko Haram Terrorists who came to attract their location at about 6pm on 12 September 2018.
“The statement also stated that “fierce battle on going right now and the troops are dealing with the terrorists.
“The troops engaged and subdued the terrorists following a superior fire power of troops in Damasak.
“The troops aggressive posture, tactics and marksmanship resulted in neutralizing many Boko Haram Terrorists.
“Consequently, the Nigerian Army wishes to state that the fight against Boko Haram Terrorists in the North Eastern parts of the country is yielding positive result.
“The Nigerian Army therefore advised members of the public particularly residents of the affected areas to go about their legitimate businesses and disregard the said report, as the Nigerian Army will continue to protect lives and property of citizens at all times.
“The Nigerian Army also calls on the media to always exercise caution, verify facts as well as balance their reports before rushing to the press to avoid misinforming the public on sensitive issues.
Director Army Public Relations
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