Ceasefire Fails As Nigerian Soldiers Kills 25 Boko Haram Members

Ceasefire Fails As Nigerian Soldiers Kills 25 Boko Haram Members


Soldiers of the Nigerian Army have killed at least 25 Boko Haram members in an attack on Damboa town of Borno state.

This is coming as purported ceasefire with the deadly terrorist sect by the Goodluck Jonathan-led federal government failed.

The terrorists had stormed Damboa at about 5pm on Sunday, but met their waterloo when the local vigilante group popularly called the Civilian JTF notified a troop of soldiers nearby.

The vigilante and the soldiers successfully repelled the attack and killed at least 25 of them.

The gunmen, according to Vigilante members in Damboa, came from the direction of Sambisa forest and driving several pickup vans and some military-like armoured personnel carriers.

After succesfully repelling the attack, the soldiers were also able to recover several ammunition including a Buffalo Armoured Personnel Carrier which the terrorists abandoned.

Boko Haram on July 17 hoisted their flags in Damboa after a deadly gun battle that killed several soldiers and a Lieutenant Colonel commanding the military base in Damboa.

Damboa is 85km away from Maiduguri, Borno state capital. It also shares borders with Sambissa forest where Boko Haram has its largest training camp.

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