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, according to a statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, 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 others. 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 2 female suicide bombers at Waga Lawan in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. The 2 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. The general public is please requested to be vigilant and continue to volunteer information of strange persons and movements to the security agencies.