The Army said yesterday that several Boko Haram terrorists were killed in Madagali, Adamawa State, by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
According to the Deputy Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Ado Isa, the terrorists were neutralised by troops of 143 Battalion when the insurgents attempted to infiltrate a military camp.
“Troops of 143 Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade, Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Madagali, Adamawa State, on Saturday, February 9, successfully dealt a big blow to Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs), following an attempted attack by the terrorists to infiltrate the camp at 1803hours (6.03 p.m).
“The terrorists stormed the location in gun trucks and met their waterloo through stiff resistance coupled with massive fire power from the troops. Troops inflicted serious casualty on the terrorists and their equipment.
“The troops successfully 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.
“The gallant troops recovered five AK-47 rifles, four magazines, one hand-held grenade, 13 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 45 rounds of anti-aircraft gun ammunition. Also recovered are two mobile phones and one Sony camcorder camera from the BHTs.
“Sadly, one soldier and a civilian paid the supreme sacrifice while five others sustained injuries and are receiving medical attention’, Isa stated.