Nigerian army says many Boko Haram fighters were killed by troops troops in Damasak on Thursday.
Army spokesman Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said in a statement that the terrorists came to attack the military formation at 6pm were outmatched by the superior firepower of Nigerian soldiers.
The statement discredited an online report alleging the capturing of Damasak by Boko Haram terrorists.
The Army said that the fight against Boko Haram terrorists in the North Eastern parts of the country is yielding positive result.
It advised members of the public, particularly residents of the affected areas, to go about their legitimate businesses and disregard the said report.