Damasak came under attack on Saturday by the insurgents who were said to be on a mission to loot foodstuff from humanitarian facilities in the town in Mobbar Local Government Area of the state.
Army spokesman Mohammed Yerima explained that Ground troops supported by the Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) disrupted the attack by the insurgents.
The incident according to reports lasted for hours and the insurgents targeted international aid facilities, setting them ablaze.
The troops engaged the terrorists with superior firepower from the air and on the ground, compelling the insurgents to withdraw with casualty in men and equipment recorded in the process.
Two soldiers were killed form the attack while one officer and two soldiers were injured.
Yerima says the soldiers will continue to maintain an aggressive too to ensure the entire area is cleared of terrorists and their activities while maintaining high morale and fighting efficiency.
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