Soldier killed, many injured as troops repel Boko Haram attack on Madagali


Troops of 143 Battalion, 28, Task Force Brigade, Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Madagali, Adamawa State had on Saturday, dealt a big blow to Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) following an attempted attack by the terrorists to infiltrate the camp late evening.

Colonel Ado Isa, Deputy Director, Army Public Relations Sector 1 of the Operation Lafia Dole in a statement indicated that, the terrorists stormed the location in gun trucks and met their Waterloo through stiff resistance coupled with massive firepower from the troops and inflicted serious casualty on the terrorists and their equipment.

According to him, the troops in their effort successfully held their ground, disorganised the terrorists who later lost momentum and retreated in disarray.

He added that 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 handheld 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.

“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,” Colonel Isa said.