By G9ija

The Nigerian Army on Monday said troops of 25 Task Force Brigade have successfully quelled a dawn attack attempted on Damboa town in Borno State.

The attempted attack took place on Sunday, army spokesperson Onyema Nwachukwu said in a statement.

Damboa is about 87 kilometers by road from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.

According to the army, the criminals approached on foot and motorcycles but were forced to retreat after troops opened fire.

However, two vehicles belonging to the Civilian Joint Task Force were razed by fire.

The army said it is currently on the trail of the “fleeing terrorists”.

Nigeria is currently battling several security challenges, including but not limited to an insurgency in the North-East, banditry in the North-West, secessionist agitations in the South-East and Fulani-Herdsmen crises across the Middle-Belt and several South-West states.