By Charles Nwabardi
There was heave of relief in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State following  Nigerian troops gallant effort that repelled an early morning attack by Boko Haram Fighters.
Security, gathered that soldiers’ superior fire-power  forced Boko Haram fighters to flee Damboa.
The insurgents had reportedly stormed the town around 6:35am, shooting in all directions.
This had created tension among residents but troops reportedly engaged them in a heavy shoot-out, forcing them to retreat.
A security source told our correspondent that the attackers could not stay up to 30 minutes.
“I can confirm to you that Boko Haram insurgents made an attempt this morning but it was not successful, the troops on ground in Damboa town thwarted it immediately,” the source said.
A member of Civilians Joint Task Force, revealed that some locals sustained gunshot injuries at Kala, a suburb village near Damboa town.
“At least 8 persons sustained gunshots wounds at Kala village near Damboa town.”
“The troops did a great job and as we speak now, there is jubilation in Damboa now,” the source said.

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