Two female suicide bombers have been killed, while a soldier lost his life as troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole engaged Boko Haram members in Madagali local government council area of Adamawa state.
The Director, Army Public Relations, (DAPR) Brig. General Sani Usman, said the soldier died from the impact of a shrapnel from a detonated Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED), while three other soldiers were injured by the VBIED mechanism.
National Daily learnt that the injured are receiving treatment at a military hospital facility while the remains of the soldier have been evacuated.
Usman explained in a statement that troops of 28 Task Force successfully repelled Boko Haram terrorists attack in Gulak and neutralized the VBIED mechanism while the terrorists attempted to infiltrate Gulak town.
He explained further, “Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have about 7pm on Monday, 6 November 2017 successfully repelled Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) attack in Gulak, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
“The troops fought gallantly to repel the terrorists who attempted to infiltrate Gulak town.
The troops thwarted the terrorists by neutralising a vehicle borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) trying to ram into a stationery gun truck in order to gain access into their location.
“Unfortunately, the shrapnel from the detonated VBIED killed a soldier and injured three other. The remains of the soldier have since been evacuated while the injured are receiving medical attention in a military hospital.
“In another development, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade in conjunction with Civilian vigilante at about 6:30am on Tuesday, 7 November 2017 neutralised two female suicide bombers at Waga Lawan in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
“The two female suicide bombers were challenged while fleeing from the bush but refused all efforts to halt them. On sighting the suicide vest on them, they were neutralised by the troops.
“The decimated BHTs are more desperate and resorting to persons and vehicle borne improvised explosive devices to attack soft targets and vulnerable members of the populace.
Brig Gen Usman, therefore, admonished members of the public to be vigilant and continue to volunteer information of strange persons and movements to the security agencies.