Nigerian soldiers are currently in a fierce battle with suspected Boko Haram fighters at Madagali town in northern part of Adamawa state.
Daily Trust reports that soldiers had repelled the insurgents on Saturday, February 9, killing at least one while a soldier lost his life.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai has vowed that the military will break the unholy alliance between the Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State West Africa or ISWA.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Buratai made the assertion in Abuja, when he declared open a two-day maiden “Career planning and management’’ seminar for senior officers.
He maintained that the army was making gains in the counter insurgency operations in the north east.
Buratai said: “I am glad to note that we are making strides against the Islamic State West Africa or ISWA in our bid to unhinge the unholy union between them and remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists.
“It is, therefore, imperative that we maintain the momentum while motivating our officers and men through an efficient and responsive career planning process.’’
Recall that Legit.ng had earlier reported that the Nigerian Army on Tuesday, February 12, said its troops successfully repelled attack a coordinated 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.
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