Troops Kill Boko Haram Members In Adamawa State In Fresh Attack

The Nigerian Army yesterday, February 13th, said its troops killed 11 Boko Haram members in a new attack at Madagali town, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

iDONSABI reports that a statement released by one Col. Ado Isa, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 7 Division, Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, stated that the Nigerian Army destroyed and recovered high calibre ammunition and equipment from the Boko Haram members.

According to Col Ado Isa, the insurgents had earlier on Tuesday evening, invaded the town with five gun trucks, an Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and an Improvised Explosive Device (IEDS) borne-vehicle.

Ado Isa further went on to state that the gallant troops successfully repelled the attack, and also killed five of the attackers, destroyed and recovered the ammunition from the insurgents, while others fled with gunshot wounds.

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Col Ado Isa said in a statement:

“Following the successful neutralisation of scores of the Boko Haram terrorists and recovery of cache of arms and ammunition by the dogged troops of 143 Battalion; 28 Task Force Brigade, Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dolem recently at Madagali, Adamawa.

“The gallant troops once again devastated and clipped the wings of the terrorists group in a fierce encounter which occurred at about 18: 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019. “The troops captured one gun truck mounted with Anti Aircraft gun, one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) tube, 8 AK-47 Rifles and 60 rounds of 12.77 mm ammunition.

“Others include 4 X 36 Hand Grenades, six AK-47 Rifle Magazines, one FN rifle and one Techno cell phone. “Also, one gun truck, one AA gun and one IEDs borne-vehicle, belonging to the insurgents were destroyed. “However, one soldier was wounded and a member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) was killed in action.”

Col Ado Isa stressed that early on Wednesday, the troops recovered six additional dead bodies of the insurgents, four AK-47 rifles, one FN rifle, empty magazine, 1 x 36 Hand Grenade, and one unexploded Ordnance RPG bomb.

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