Boko Haram insurgents attacked Damboa in Borno State on Wednesday morning in an attempt to kidnap some residents. Terrorists set fire to some buildings, including Damboa General Hospital, according to reports.
Following that, Operation Hadin Kai troops engaged them in a heavy gun battle. It is unclear whether either or both sides have suffered casualties.
The Nigerian Army has claimed that the insurgency has been largely defeated on numerous occasions, while downplaying any losses. The terror group has killed over 50,000 people and displaced millions of others, primarily in the states of Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe.