Two confirmed dead, a soldier and a civilian, in the Madagali area of Adamawa State after Boko Haram terrorists attempted to infiltrate the Nigerian Army’s base in the community.
It was reported that the base belonging to the troops of 143 Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade of the Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, was attacked on Saturday at about 6pm.
According to the army, which confirmed the attempted invasion on Tuesday in a statement by the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Col Ado Isa, the Boko Haram terrorists stormed the location in gun trucks but met “stiff resistance coupled with massive fire power from the troops.”
Isa noted that the troops neutralized scores of the insurgents, captured one of them alive, while others fled with gunshot injuries.
Isa said, “Troops of 143 Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade, deployed in Madagali, dealt a blow to the Boko Haram terrorists following an attempted attack by the terrorists to infiltrate the camp. 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 casualties on the terrorists and their equipment.
“During the encounter, the resilient troops neutralised many insurgents. Sadly, one soldier and a civilian paid the supreme sacrifice, while five others sustained injuries and are receiving medical attention.
Brig.-Gen Abdulmalik Biu, “The acting General Officer Commanding, 7 Division, has commiserated with the families of the fallen heroes with firm assurance that their sacrifices will not be in vain.”