The Nigerian Army has repelled an attack by the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno.
Brig.-Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, made this known in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.
Eyitayo said that a number of the ISWAP terrorists on 10 gun trucks and one phantom MRAP attempted to attack Damboa Super Camp of the Nigerian Army.
He said that as they approached, the troops swiftly repelled the attack and forced the terrorists to withdraw in disarray through Sandia village.
The GOC said total normalcy has been restored in the town while people are going about their normal activities, while mop up operation by the Nigerian Airforce was still ongoing.
“Troops are right now driving around Damboa town for the show of force to boost the confidence of the locals,” he added.