Insurgency: Troops kill 6 Boko Haram, recover arms in Adamawa


The Nigerian Army on Tuesday revealed that its troops killed six Boko Haram terrorists in a gun battle at Sabon Gari in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Brig.-Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, disclosed this during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.

According to Eyitayo, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), achieved the feat while acting on credible intelligence that some insurgents were making advancement for an attack.

He stated that the troops ambushed the terrorists killing six of them while several others escaped with fatal gunshot wounds in the encounter.

“The ISWAP terrorists were forced to withdrew in dissarey and run towards the axis of Lemu, while troops trailed the other fleeing terrorists and neutralise them,” he said.

Two guntrucks, two Anti Aircraft Guns, four AK 47 riffles, four magazines, among others were recovered from the troops, Eyitayo stated

The Commander lauded the troops of 144 Battallion for their gallantry, adding that the troops dominated the area with aggressive patrols to ensure total annihilation of the terrorists.

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