The General officer commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigeria Army, Abdulwahab Eyitayo, had on Tuesday commended soldiers of 114 battalion in Sabon-gari Madagali in Adamawa state for displaying yet another show of galanteu when they “annihilated” six ISWAP terrorists and avert a major attack on the community.
The GOC had confirmed that at least six ISWAP fighters died on Monday evening, Dec. 14, during a shoot with troops of the Nigerian Army. In Madagalli, a town near the borders of Sambisa forest in Adamawa State, Northeast Nigeria.
According Mr Eyitayo, a Brigadier General in the Nigeria Army, the ISWAP gunmen ran into an ambushed staged by government troops who acted on credible piece of intelligence.
While commending the troops, the GOC urged the troops “to dominate the area with aggressive patrol and deny the terrorists any freedom of action within and around the general area”.
“Six ISWAP terrorists were on Monday annihilated by troops of 114 battalions, Sabon Gari, Madagali, Adamawa State, the terrorists’ planned attack was uncovered in an intelligence report which led to troops laying ambush that resulted in killing the six terrorists and injuring several others who had fled,” he said.
“The remaining ISWAP terrorists were forced to flee in disarray through Lemu village as the troops charged after them, as they abandoned several weapons,” the GOC added.
“Two anti-aircraft guns, four AK-47, four magazines and other lethal items were recovered from the terrorists.”
Reporting the same development, HumAngle, a fast rising online news medium said “Madagali, like Borno State’s Gwoza and Bama local government areas, is one of the most attacked communities in Adamawa.
The report Madagali town is a “local government area (that) had suffered about 40 attacks around its over 25 villages and towns since the beginning of the insurgency. One of the earliest and biggest suicide attacks happened in Madagali in December 2016 when two female suicide bombers caused the death of over 45 villagers”.