Troops of 159 Battalion, Forward Operational Base (FOB), Sector 2, Operation lafiya dole, on Monday repelled Boko Haram attempted incursion into the border town of Kanamma, Yunusari Local Government Area of Yobe state.
This was made known in a statement made by the Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Njoka Irabor on Tuesday.
Irabor said the terrorists came in at about 5:30pm and started shooting sporadically.
He said, “The terrorists were overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the gallant troops of 159 Battalion and well coordinated air support from the Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole. This resulted on inflicting casualty on the terrorists, while some of them retreated with gunshot wounds.
“The resilient troops have embarked on hot pursuit of the fleeing surviving attackers towards the border of Niger Republic.
”Unfortunately two of our gallant soldiers sustained injuries, but they are in stable condition and receiving medical attention.”
Meanwhile, Three people were killed Monday night when Boko Haram insurgents attacked three communities in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
A security intelligence officer in the LGA who spoke in confidence Monday morning said the insurgents who stormed Shuwa, Shuari and Kishingari, also destroyed 20 shops and three cars and made away with moveable properties, including a utility van.
Other witnesses said the insurgents got to Madagali in several vehicles and operated for hours before soldiers turned up to engage them in a gun battle and succeeded in getting them to flee.
The Adamawa State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Othman Abubakar, confirmed the attack on Madagali during a telephone conversation Tuesday morning, but said information at his disposal did not indicate that anybody was killed.
He confirmed that a team of security personnel dispatched to the area had brought the situation under control.
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