Troops of Nigerian Army stationed in Damasak, Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State Thursday repelled an attack by scores of Boko Haram insurgents who swarmed the area at about 2:30 pm but they were overpowered by the army.
Sources disclosed that the battle which lasted for over two hours left a five-year-old, who was hit by stray bullet dead, while a young man also reportedly hit by a bullet is currently receiving treatment at the hospital inMobbar.
Residents of the town also confirmed that the insurgents arrived in about 13 gun trucks and one gulf car and attempted to attack the military location from different angles by trying to envelope their camp, but the soldiers beat them to it as the blood thirsty insurgents were seen by residents fleeing in disarray.
“As the criminals were overwhelmed, they were seen retreating and shooting recklessly in all directions and also shot at two residents killing a child and injuring a young man in the process who is now receiving treatment in the hospital. The child who was hit also died in the hospital”, one resident said.
Speaking on whether or not there are casualties on either side, a military source in Damasak stated that there was no casualty on the side of the military, but that the soldiers killed a number of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists.
Some locals have stated that they have seen seven dead bodies of the terrorists littered on the ground in the area.
A military source Said 4 Ak 47 rifles and the gulf car were captured by the military.
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