The Nigerian troops have killed criminal element who tried to infiltrate Michika in Adamawa. In a statement from the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, he stated that the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General commended the troops’ resilience and doggedness against Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province and urged them to keep the pressure on them.
“In yet another case of misadventure, on 2 January, 2020, some criminal Boko Haram insurgents attempted once
again to infiltrate the serene town of Michika in Adamawa State in order to wreak havoc on its innocent and law-abiding residents.
“However, the combined troops of 217 Tank Battalion and elements of 144 Battalion swiftly rose in defence of the town as they gallantly repelled the said attack with devastating consequences on the marauding criminal insurgents.
“The criminals went to the town in Gun Trucks and motorcycles late afternoon and began sporadic shootings that caused uproar in the peaceful community thus compelling law-abiding residents to scamper for safety.
“Nevertheless, the courageous troops immediately mobilized, blocked and engaged the criminals with overwhelmingly superior firepower, forcing them to abandon their heinous intentions and retreat in disarray, albeit with high casualty in men and equipment.
“At the end of the encounter, 2 Boko Haram criminal were killed while unconfirmed numbers of both dead and wounded criminal elements were believed to have been hauled away by the withdrawing insurgents as indicated by the traces of their blood found along their withdrawal route.
“Additionally, one Boko Haram Gun Truck mounted with Anti-Aircraft Gun, 2 AK 47 Rifles, 4 AK 47 Rifle magazines, 2 motorcycles, one machete, some quantities of provision, food items, drugs as well as Improvised Explosives Devices detonating wires were captured by the gallant troops”.