2 Killed As Troops Repel Boko Haram Attack In Atiku's State
The Nigerian Army is not relenting in its effort to eradicate the activities of Boko Haram in the north east.
The Army on Tuesday said its troops successfully repelled attack coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Madagali town in Adamawa State.
Colonel Ado Isa, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 7 Division, said in a statement that the troops killed several insurgents and recovered ammunition.
Ado disclosed that troops of 143 Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade had on February 9, at about 18:00 p.m. successfully repelled the insurgents’ attack when they attempted to infiltrate its location.
“The terrorists, who stormed the location in gun trucks, met their water-loo through stiff resistance coupled with massive firepower 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 handheld grenade, 13 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 45 rounds of anti-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.
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