- An attempt by Boko Haram insurgents to capture Madagali town in Adamawa is resisted by gallant soldiers of the Nigerian Army following a fierce gun battle
- The troops kill several insurgents and recover ammunition after the terrorists attempted to attack a military formation in the area
- The deputy director, army public relations, Ado Isa, lists the ammunition recovered to include five AK-47 rifles, four magazines, one Hand-held grenade, 13 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 45 rounds of Ant-Aircraft gun ammunition
The Nigerian Army on Tuesday, February 12, said its troops successfully repelled a coordinated attack by the Boko Haram insurgents at Madagali town in Adamawa state.
Col Ado Isa, deputy director, army public relations 7 Division, said in a statement that the troops killed several insurgents and recovered ammunition when they attempted to attack a military formation in the area, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Ado disclosed that troops of 143 Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade had on February 9, at about 6pm successfully repelled the insurgents’ attack when they attempted to infiltrate its location.
“The terrorists, who stormed the location in gun trucks, 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 gallant troops held their ground, disorganised the terrorists who later lost momentum and retreated in disarray.
“During the encounter, the resilient troops neutralised many insurgents, captured one alive while several others scampered for their lives and fled with gunshot wounds,” he said.
Ado listed the ammunition recovered to include five AK-47 rifles, four magazines, one Hand-held grenade, 13 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 45 rounds of Ant-Aircraft gun ammunition, two cell phones and one video camera.
The army spokesman also said one soldier and a civilian were killed while five others sustained injuries, adding that they were receiving medical attention.
According to him, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, and commander sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, Brig.-Gen. Abdulmalik Biu, commended the troops for their doggedness, gallantry, while commiserating with the families of the fallen heroes.
Meanwhile, the Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation Lafiya Dole has destroyed an Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) training camp and neutralized several terrorists at Malkonory in Northern Borno state.
Legit.ng gathered that the operation was executed on Sunday, February 10, after Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft observed significant human activities.
The ISR aircraft also observed several structures, equipment and vehicles spotted camouflaged under the dense vegetation in the area used by the terrorists for training.
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