The Nigerian Army, on Tuesday, has said that its troops killed six Boko Haram terrorists in a gun battle at Sabon Gari in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa state.
The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Abdulwahab Eyitayo disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Maiduguri.
Eyitayo said that troops of 28 Task Force Brigades, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), achieved the feat while acting on credible intelligence that some insurgents were making advancement for an attack.
He said that the troops ambushed the terrorists killing six of them while several others escaped with fatal gunshot wounds during the encounter.
“The ISWAP terrorists were forced to withdraw in disarray and run towards the axis of Lemu, while troops trailed the other fleeing terrorists and neutralise them,” he said.
Eyitayo further disclosed that the troops recovered two gun trucks, two Anti Aircraft Guns, four AK 47 riffles, four magazines, among others.
The Commander praised the troops of 144 Battalion for their gallantry, adding that the troops dominated the area with aggressive patrols to ensure the total destruction of the terrorists.