Troops of Operation Fireball under Operation Lafiya Dole in the Northeast on the 25th of October successfully repelled an attack by criminal elements of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terror group on the Army Super Camp in Domboa, Borno State under 25 bde in sector 2.
The terrorists were engaged with superior firepower from the troops and the Air Task Force of the Operation Lafiya Dole as 22 of them were killed while several others escaped with various gunshot injuries.
The troops also recovered caches of weapons from the terrorists which include: 2 Gun trucks destroyed, One NSV Anti Aircraft Gun, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tubes, 4 PKT Machine guns, One General Purpose Machine Gun, One Browning Machine Gun, 12Ak 47 Rifles, One AK 74 Rifle were recovered. Other items include: One RPG 7 bomb, 116 Rounds of 7.62mm NATO, and 2 Hand grenades were recovered from the terrorists.
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Although no soldier was killed during the crossfire, some suffered various degrees of injuries and they have since been evacuated for medical attention.
This development was contained in a statement signed by the Ag Director, Defense Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko.
See full statement below
OPERATION LAFYA DOLE : TROOPS OF OPERATION FIRE BALL NEUTRALIZE SEVERAL BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS DESTROY GUN TRUCKS RECOVER LARGE CACHE OF ARMS AND AMMUNITION1. Troops of Operation FIRE BALL under Operation LAFIYA DOLE has continued to decimate members of the Boko Haram/ Islamic State of West Province in order clear the remnants of the terrorists from the theatre.2. Consequently, on 25 October 2020 in what could appear to be a suicide journey the BokoHaram/Islamic State of West African Province attacked the well fortified Army Super Camp Damboa under 25 Bde in Sector 2. The terrorists met their waterloo as they were pounded with superior fire power and additional fire support from the Air Task Force. The criminals withdrew in rout as they could not withstand the well organised and determined soldiers during the encounter. The Boko Haram terrorists suffered severe casualties as 22 terrorists were neutralized others escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds, 2 Gun trucks destroyed, One NSV Anti Aircraft Gun, 2 Rockect Propelled Grenade Tubes, 4 PKT Machine guns, One General Purpose Machine Gun, One Browning Machine Gun, 12Ak 47 Rifles, One AK 74 Rifle were recovered. Other items include: One RPG 7 bomb, 116 Rounds of 7.62mm NATO and 2 Hand grenades were recovered from the terrorists. Few of own soldiers were wounded in action and have since been evacuated and receiving medical treatment.3. The troops of Operation Fire Ball under operation LAFIYA DOLE are hereby commended for the resilience, doggednes and commitment exhibited since the beginning of Operation FIRE BALL. They are equally encouraged not to rest on their oars but build on the successes recorded.4. The entire populace of the North East are hereby assured of the Nigerian military high command determination to finally rout the remnants the BHT/ISWAP criminals from their enclaves in this zone.BENARD ONYEUKOBrigadier GeneralAg DirectorDefence Media Operations29 October 2020