By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have repelled an attack on Gudumbali in northern Borno State.
An army statement said the incident occurred on Friday 15th December 2018 foolowing an infiltration by suspected Boko Haram terrorists that came disguised as humanitarian assistance team.
According to the statement, “the terrorists took advantage of the on-going distribution of relief materials at Gudumbali and opened fire on troops location which was followed by rapid fire from other terrorists in gun trucks along Gudumbali-Kukawa axis. The troops however fought gallantly and outmanoeuvred the attackers inflicting heavy casualties on them.
“Unfortunately, a soldier paid the supreme price during the encounter, while another was wounded in action. A Cobra Armoured Personnel Carrier and a truck belonging to the unit were damaged.
“The troops have recovered bodies of some of the neutralised terrorists, large quantity of ammunition and 8 Rocket Propelled Grenades Charges.
The statement added that troops have since been reinforced and normalcy has been brought to the general area.