It was gathered that the incidenthappenedat a time the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Buratai is in the region, leading efforts to flush out the remnants of BokoHaraminsurgents in the Lake Chad fringes.
A competent Military source, told NAN that the military and the terrorists were currently engaged in a heavy gun battle.
He said that the insurgents stormed the town to attack a military formation in the evening but they met stiff resistance from troops.
Reacting, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, who confirmed the attack to NAN through text message, said the troops were dealing with the terrorists.
Chukwu said that”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 on going right now. The troops are dealing with the terrorists.”