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Operation Hadin Kai: Troops Quell Boko Haram Attack on Damboa

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Nigerian Army has said that Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, Operation HADIN KAI in the North East have quelled a dawn attack attempted on Damboa town in the early hours of Sunday, 8th 2021 by suspected Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists.

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In a statement by Brigadier Genaral Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations said the criminals made a futile effort to infiltrate the town, but were met with heavy volume of fire from the vigilant troops.

The statement also said while attempting to infiltrate the town with unconfirmed numbers of foot soldiers and some mounted on motorcycles, the terrorists suffered debilitating gunshot wounds from troops’ fire, forcing them to beat the retreat in disarray.

“The troops are currently on the trail of the fleeing terrorists. Unfortunately, in the exchange of fire that ensued, two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed by fire.

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“The troops of Operation HADIN KAI have been commended for their vigilance and swift response in quelling the attack.

“They are also encouraged not to allow any form of distraction from the marauding terrorists, whose ranks have suffered enormous depletion in manpower as a result of ongoing air and artillery bombardments.

“Law abiding people of North East Nigeria are assured of the Chief of Army Staff’s determination to finally rout the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province criminals from their hideouts.” The statement further said.

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In the statement, Nigerian Army enjoined people of North East to continue to avail the troops with actionable information that will enhance the execution of the ongoing Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency operations in the region.

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