Damasak: Troops in control, Boko Haram didn’t overrun town, says Nigerian Army



The Nigerian has debunked reports that terrorists overran Damasak in the North East during an attack.

A statement signed by Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, Director, Public Relations said though was an attack by the terrorists, indeed repelle it.

The Spokesman attached video clip as proof that were actually in control of Damasak.

According to Yerima, “The reports in a section of the media that terrorists have overran and in control of Damasak town is blatant misinformation. was an attack by the terrorists sometime yesterday but they were effectively repelled by own .

“As we speak, troops are in total control of the general area and as can be seen in the attached video, the Commander of 5 Brigade, Brig Gen SS Tilawan, is driving round the town earlier this afternoon to assess the general situation following the cowardly attack by the terrorists who sneaked in from the flank yesterday in active collaboration of some informants.”

“The Nigerian Army wishes to residents of Damasak and adjoining communities to remain as mop operation by the troops are ongoing to flush out the remnant of the terrorists who attacked a section of the town.”