Troops in total control of Damasak – Army

The Nigerian Army says its troops of Operation Lafiya Dole are in total control of Damasak in Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno.

Damasak was attacked Haram terrorists on Tuesday.

The Director, Army Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Yerima said the reports in a section of the media that the terrorists had overrun and were in control of Damasak town were blatant misinformation.

He said that there was an attack the terrorists on the town as was reported, but the terrorists were effectively repelled the troops.

“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. S.S. Tilawan was driving round the town earlier this afternoon to assess the general , following the attack the terrorists,” he said.

The director said that the terrorists sneaked in from the northern flank in active with some local informants.

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