In retaliation, aircraft of the Nigerian Airforce ( NAF) have eliminated scores of the ISWAP/Boko Haram in five guntrucks in Damasak, Borno State.
This is after Boko Haram fighters waiting in ambush have killed two young Nigerian soldiers who attempted to capture a terrorist informant.
An intelligence officer told PRNigeria that the young soldiers were killed when they wanted to apprehend a man suspected to be a spy for terrorists.
“The young soldiers suspected the unarmed man who were seen leading terrorists to some warehouses.
“Suspecting that the man was on a mission, rather than shooting him, the soldiers ran after him so that he could be caught alive. Unknown to them terrorists on an ambush with guntrucks opened fire on the two soldiers and the informant.
“Luckily enough, ground troops with air support by NAF aircraft arrived timely enough to engage the gunmen, killing scores of the fighters and destroyed their five guntrucks.
“Some other terrorists were hits close to the perimeter fencing, while others were neutrialised while hiding in the blue roof compound.
“The general security situation within Damasak Town is relatively calm but unpredictable,” the officer said.
Terrorists attacked Damasak town on Saturday and carted away an Ambulance and a Jeep. They also burnt homes of Police DPO, traditional ruler and NRC residents within Damasak town.
The terrorists looted humanitarian offices and slaughtered two unidentified men.