The Nigerian military troops have yet won another attack on the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters who launched an attack on the Garrison town of Damboa on October 25, the second attempt in two weeks.
Damboa is located in Borno State’s southern part which is also a Boko Haram insurgency epicentre. More than half of the population of Damboa are internally displaced persons. It was gathered that on Sunday, ISWAP suffered multiple casualties and lost combat equipments after a lengthy three-hour battle with the Nigerian troops. HumAngle reports that ISWAP also launched another attack on troops on Tuesday, October 27 but the details of the attack are yet unknown.
Two weeks ago, Damboa suffered an attack by the insurgents, which resulted in deaths and loss of properties. On Sunday, September 20, troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade, Damboa, encountered ISWAP fighters in an ambush which led to the medical evacuation and death of the Brigade Commander, Col. Dahiru Bako.
The Nigerian Army launched a subsidiary ‘Operation Fireball’ to target insurgents in the dreaded Timbuktu triangle – Sambisa Forest, Mandara Mountains and the Lake Chad region.