Pandemonium broke out on Wednesday night at Damasak Local Government Area of Borno as Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram fighters engaged in fierce battle.
It was gathered that the attack started after the insurgents stormed the town to attack a military formation.
Military sources, however, hinted that they met stiff resistance from troops.
In terse statement, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations, told DAILY POST that the troops were dealing with the terrorists.
Chukwu said “Troops of 145 Bn in Damasak, Borno State are engaging Boko Haram Terrorists who came to attack their location at about 6 p.m. this evening.
“Fierce battle is ongoing right now. The troops are dealing with the terrorists.”
As of the time of this report, details of the attack were yet to emerge.