The Nigerian army has verified that 1 soldier died when yet another was wounded during a gun struggle with Boko Haram militants who attacked Garkida, a city in Adamawa Condition, on Friday.
Boko Haram had stormed Garkida, in northern Adamawa State’s Gombi community federal government region on Friday night and wrecked valuables, including churches and properties.
But the 23 Armoured Brigade of the Nigerian Military which has its headquarters in Yola, reported it had responded to interrupt innovations of the insurgents, killed some of them and lost a soldier to them.
“Gallant troops of 232 Battalion of 23 Armoured Brigade underneath Procedure LAFIYA DOLE deployed in Garkida, Gombi LGA of Adamawa Condition, experienced thwarted a prepared criminal assault on the peaceful town on 21 February 2020 by some criminal Boko Haram Terrorists,” the army development stated in a statement obtained by Every day Post Sunday morning.
According to the statement signed by Big Haruna Mohammed Sani, Assistant Director Army Public Relations of the 23 Armoured Brigade, “The terrorists besieged the town in about 7 Gun Vans and a selection of bikes, location some structures ablaze and producing unrest within the neighborhood.
“Instinctively, the gallant troops mobilized and intercepted the criminals’ progress and engaged the marauding criminals unleashing large quantity of hearth, foremost to the elimination of a number of of the criminals though other people withdrew in disarray, a lot of of them with gunshot wounds as obvious in the trails of blood together their withdrawal route.
“Regrettably, a single gallant soldier paid out the supreme cost when yet another soldier was wounded in motion. The wounded in action soldier has because been evacuated to a armed service professional medical facility and is positively responding to treatment method.”
The assertion additional that the Commander of the 23 Armoured Brigade, Brigadier Typical Sani Gambo Mohammed, who visited the troops in Garkida on Saturday and toured the spots of the attack for an on the place evaluation, congratulated the troops for their battling spirit, but warned them to be vigilant as the legal aspects could possibly prepare a reprisal attack because of to the casualties they experienced.