It has been revealed that 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.
According to The Nation, 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. Reports said the remains of the soldier have been evacuated while the injured ones are receiving medical attention in a military hospital.
A statement from the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. General Sani Usman, said 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. The statement reads: “Troops of 28 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have at 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 3 other.
The remains of the soldier have since been evacuated while the injured are receiving medical attention in a military hospital.