By Ajogwu Jerry
Troops of 143 Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade, Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Madagali, Adamawa State has successfully repelled an attempt by Boko Haram Terrorists(BHTs) following an attempted attack by the terrorists to infiltrate the Camp.
According to a statement by Deputy Director, Public Relations Operation
LAFIYA DOLE, Col Ado Isa, “the terrorists who stormed the location in gun trucks and met their waterloo through stiff resistance coupled with massive fire power from the troops and inflicted serious casualty on the terrorists and their equipments. The troops in their effort successfully held their ground, disorganised the terrorists who later lost momentum and retreated in disarray,”.
Col Isa further revealed that the the resilient troops crushed scores of the insurgents and captured one alive while many fled with gunshot wounds.
The gallant troops recovered 5 AK47 rifles, 4 magazines, 1 hand held grenade, 13 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 45 rounds of anti aircraft gun ammunition. Also recovered from the scene are 2 mobile phones and 1 sony camcorder camera.
The statement further disclosed that one soldier and a civilian “paid the supreme sacrifice” while five 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.