After a series of attack by Boko Haram militants in communities where they have been hibernating, hundreds of the terrorists have been killed after attempting to flee to Gombi town, Gombi Local Government Area of Adamawa State on Monday evening.
In a statement signed by Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, the terrorist “were engaged by troops of 23 Brigade Nigerian Army in a gun battle that led to killing of quite a number of them, destruction and recovery of vehicles, motorcycles, various calibre of weapons and ammunitions”.
“These include 4 Hilux vehicles, 3 Anti-Aircraft guns and one .50 inch Browning Machine Gun. Others include 5,000 rounds of 12.7 millimetre ammunitions, 2 boxes of .50 inch ammunitions, 1,000 rounds of Light Machine Gun ammunitions and one Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 tube, as well as one General Purpose Machine Gun”.
“Unfortunately, one soldier was wounded in the encounter and he is responding to treatment”.
“Troops are mopping up the area to prevent further incursions by the terrorists” he added.