Troops kill 11 Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa

Troops kill 11 Boko Haram insurgents in Adamawa


The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops killed 11 Boko Haram members in a fresh attack coordinated by the insurgents at Madagali town, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa .

Army Public Relations 7 Division , Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole , Col . Ado Isa , Deputy Director , in a statement , said the troops also destroyed and recovered high calibre ammunition and equipment from the insurgents.

Isa disclosed that the insurgents had on Tuesday evening , invaded the town with five gun trucks , an Armoured Personnel Carrier and an Improvised Explosive Device borne – vehicle.

He said that the gallant troops successfully repelled the attack, killed five of the attackers , destroyed and recovered the ammunition from the insurgents, while others fled with gunshot wounds .

Isa said , “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 battalion has recorded yet another great feat .

“The gallant troops once again devastated and clipped the wings of the terrorist 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 ,” adding that the soldier was receiving medical attention .

The army spokesperson further disclosed that in the early hours of 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 .

( NAN )

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