Damasak Local Government Area of Borno state is currently under crossfire between Nigerian soldiers and Boko Haram fighters.
The battle is raging at the time of filing the report Wednesday night.
A competent Militatry 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 Batallion 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.” He did not disclose extent of casualty but other military sources confirmed that the terrorists lost many in their ranks.