According to sources, Operation Hadin Kai troops killed some Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) members who attempted to attack Damboa town in Borno State yesterday.
The valiant troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade successfully repelled an attack on Damboa town, the headquarters of the Damboa Local Government Area in Borno State, killing a number of attackers and recovering two vehicles.
According to a vigilante source, rebels armed with gun trucks and armored personnel carriers arrived through Kala village on the Damboa-Biu route at 5:30 p.m. and opened fire on forces stationed on the bridges.
Although, according to our source, the invaders did not enter Damboa town because they fired from afar and forces responded, leaving them in disarray.
“As I speak with you, they were forced to abandon their two cars on the bridge; they did not reach Damboa; courageous troops pursued them and killed several of them.”
“May Allah continue to protect our soldiers and bring peace to Borno State,” stated the vigilante source.
“They came, and many of them were dispatched to the early grave this evening,” a top military source verified the news. We’re always prepared for them.”
The state capital, Maiduguri, is around 85 kilometers from Damboa in the Southern Borno Senatorial District.
In the meantime, 260 Boko Haram rebels, as well as more than 20 combatants and their families, have surrendered to Operation Hadin Kai forces in the southern portion of Borno State in the previous two days, according to sources.
This comes a day after Operation Hadin Kai’s Theatre Commander said that 17 Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) militants had been killed in Damasak, Mobbar Local Government Area, Borno.
An encounter on Sunday resulted in the arrest of three more terrorists, as well as the recovery of motorcycles and other weapons, according to the military.
Our correspondent learned that on Sunday, the 26 Task Force Brigade Gwoza received a total of 207 repentant rebels who willingly exited the deadly Sambisa forest and proceeded to a military camp in Gwoza town, the state’s Gwoza Local Government Area.
They were greeted by the Brigade Commander of 26 Task Force Brigade in Gwoza last evening, according to a top military source acquainted with the situation.
The fighters included 26 men, 61 women, and 128 children, as well as another 50 rebels who surrendered to the same military facility in Gwoza yesterday.
“Yes, many of them are surrendering on a daily basis; just two days ago, over 200 (Boko Haram) surrendered on their own, and we received over 50 of them yesterday.”
“We’re keeping an eye on everything because we’re utilizing a carrot and stick approach,” a high military source told Daily Trust.
According to reports, one of Boko Haram’s most ruthless senior leaders surrendered last week with 20 grand tubes and a cache of ammo.
It should be remembered that around 30,000 Boko Haram members and families had surrendered to the military in Borno State in the last few months.