The Nigerian Army says its men have killed 14 Boko Haram insurgents and rescued 21 civilians following an operation in Amdaga Madachi Village in Gowza Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to Texas Chukwu, a Brigadier-General and Director of Army Public Relations who made the announcement, the troops engaged and subdued the terrorists with “their aggressive posture, tactics and marksmanship”.
“Troops of 192 Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjuction with Civilian Joint Task Force neutralised 14 Boko Haram terrorists in a village suspected to harbour terrorists that ambushed a civilian vehicle in Pulka on Wednesday 5th September 2018,” he said.
“The troops attained the feat on Thursday 6th September 2018 during an early hours clearance operation to Amdaga Madachi village in Gwoza Local Governmnent Area in Borno State suspected to habour the terrorists.”
He said the troops neutralised 14 Boko Haram terrorists and rescued 21 civilians comprising six women, 11 children and four men who were being attended to at the military hospital.
“The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, through the Commander of 26 Task Force Brigade Brigadier General Dahiru, has commended the troops for their gallantry, urging them to maintain the momentum by taking out all Boko Haram Terrorists within the Division Area of Responsibility,” he added.