The Nigerian Army has said its troops successfully repelled attack coordinated by the Boko Haram insurgents at Madagali town in Adamawa.
Deputy Director, Army Public Relations 7 Division Colonel Ado Isa, said in a statement that the troops killed several insurgents and recovered ammunition when they attempted to attack a military formation in the area.
Ado disclosed that troops of 143 Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade had on February 9, at about 18:00 p.m. successfully repelled the insurgents’ attack when they attempted to infiltrate its location.
Ado listed the ammunition recovered to include five AK-47 rifles, four magazines, one Hand-held grenade, 13 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 45 rounds of Ant-Aircraft gun ammunition, two cell phones and one video camera.
The army spokesman also said one soldier and a civilian were killed while five others sustained injuries, adding that they were receiving medical attention.