The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said its troops of 143 Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade, Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Madagali, Adamawa State on Saturday, 9 February, 2019, successfully dealt a big blow to Boko Haram Terrorists(BHTs) following an attempted attack by the terrorists to infiltrate the Camp at about 6:03pm.
In a statement by Col. Ado Isa, the army said the insurgents had entered the locations with their gun trucks but met troops in high alert and they the terrorists were successfully neutralised, suffering serious casualties.
The army said its troops, during the encounter with the Boko Haram insurgents, captured one of them alive while others fled with gunshot wounds with many weapons recovered from the fleeing terrorists.
“The terrorists who stormed the location in gun trucks and met their waterloo through stiff resistance coupled with massive fire power from the troops and inflicted serious casualty on the terrorists and their equipment. The troops in their effort successfully held their ground, disorganised the terrorists who later lost momentum and retreated in disarray.
“During the encounter, the resilient troops neutralised many insurgents, captured 1 alive while several others scampered for their lives and fled with gunshot wounds. The gallant troops recovered 5 AK47 rifles, 4 magazines, 1 hand held grenade, 13 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 45 rounds of anti aircraft gun ammunition. Also recovered are 2 mobile phones and 1 sony camcorder camera from the BHTs.”
The division confirmed one of its men died during the encounter, while five others were injured following the attack.
“Sadly, 1 soldier and a civilian paid the supreme sacrifice while 5 others sustained injuries and are receiving medical attention.
“The Acting General Officer Commanding(GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army and Commander Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu while commending their doggedness and gallantry, also commiserates with the families of the fallen heroes with firm assurance that their sacrifices will not be in vain.”