The Commanding Officer in charge of 28 Taskforce Battalion, Mubi, Adamawa, Brig.-Gen V. O. Ezugwu, has confirmed the killing of two Boko Haram insurgents and the rescue of 16 families in Madagali.
Ezugwu told newsmen in a telephone interview in Yola that the success was recorded on Tuesday night during an encounter with the insurgents in Madagali local government area of the state.
Ezugwu said more than 100 cows were recovered alongside two AK 47, six grenade, two pump action machine guns and 18 motorcycles from the fleeing insurgents.
He said the motorcycles were all destroyed.
The officer lauded the complementary effort of vigilante members in the area for their support to the military.
Of recent, Boko Haram insurgents had been attacking villages in Madagali Local Government Area.
Commenting on the development, Rep. Adamu Kamale of Madagali/Michilka Federal Constituency has commended the effort of the troops and urged the Federal Government to urgently deploy more troops to the area to effectively check the renewed menace of the insurgents. (NAN)